# Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling

@article{Mckeever2003ExperimentalRO, title={Experimental realization of a one-atom laser in the regime of strong coupling}, author={Jason Mckeever and Andreea Boca and A. D. Boozer and J. R. Buck and Harry J. Kimble}, journal={Nature}, year={2003}, volume={425}, pages={268-271} }

Conventional lasers (from table-top systems to microscopic devices) typically operate in the so-called weak-coupling regime, involving large numbers of atoms and photons; individual quanta have a negligible impact on the system dynamics. However, this is no longer the case when the system approaches the regime of strong coupling for which the number of atoms and photons can become quite small. Indeed, the lasing properties of a single atom in a resonant cavity have been extensively investigated…

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