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Retrodiction as a tool for micromaser field measurements

Jeffers, J. and Barnett, S.M. and Pegg, D.T. (2002) Retrodiction as a tool for micromaser field measurements. Journal of Modern Optics, 49 (5-6). pp. 925-938. ISSN 0950-0340

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    Abstract

    We use retrodictive quantum theory to describe cavity field measurements by successive atomic detections in the micromaser. We calculate the state of the micromaser cavity field prior to detection of sequences of atoms in either the excited or ground state, for atoms that are initially prepared in the excited state. This provides the POM elements, which describe such sequences of measurements.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 6153
    Keywords: optics, physics, quantum physics, micromaser, atoms, quantum theory, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2008
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:19
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6153

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