In a micromaser, the evolution of cavity-field entropy and the Fano factor with the injected atomic number is investigated with and without the rotating-wave approximation. The micromaser may become a decreasing-entropy system under specific system parameters. Virtual-photon processes cause an additional quantum oscillation which relates to the atom–field coupling constant and the field frequency.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Publication status||Published - May 1998|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics