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Atomic retrodiction

Barnett, Stephen M. and Pegg, D.T. and Jeffers, J. and Jedrkiewicz, O. (2000) Atomic retrodiction. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 33 (16). pp. 3047-3065. ISSN 0953-4075

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Abstract

Measurement of a quantum system provides information concerning the state in which it was prepared. In this paper we show how the retrodictive formalism can be used to evaluate the probability associated with any one of a given set of preparation events. We illustrate our method by calculating the retrodictive density operator for a two-level atom coupled to the electromagnetic field.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5831
Keywords: quantum physics, optics, atoms, atomic physics, electromagnetic field, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008
Last modified: 21 May 2015 09:12
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5831

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