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Single atom lases orderly light

A laser that operates through repeated emission from a single atom is very different from the lasers we know. The beam of light produced has a more orderly photon stream than even the quietest laser.

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Carmichael, H., Orozco, L. Single atom lases orderly light. Nature 425, 246–247 (2003).

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