Spectral linewidth in laser amplifiers and amplified spontaneous emission, and its relevance to the interstellar medium

  • Peters G
  • Allen L
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The linewidth of the radiation from a high gain system of atoms depends critically upon whether the system amplifies an external signal or whether it is a source of amplified spontaneous emission. The nature of the saturation is the determining factor. The result has considerable relevance to the problem of radiation from the interstellar medium. © 1972.

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  • G. I. Peters

  • L. Allen

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