Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Quantum theory of matter-wave detection

Whitlock, N K and Cresser, J D and Barnett, S M and Jeffers, J (2005) Quantum theory of matter-wave detection. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 38 (17). pp. 3117-3128. ISSN 0953-4075

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We derive a quantum theory of matter-wave detection from microscopic considerations. We calculate both the short-time approximation and the longtime correction to the detection rate of matter waves. The detection rate can be related to the flux of the matter waves through a detector medium.