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Semiclassical theory of matter-wave detection

Whitlock, N.K. and Barnett, S.M. and Jeffers, J. (2003) Semiclassical theory of matter-wave detection. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 36 (6). pp. 1273-1278. ISSN 0953-4075

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Abstract

We derive a semiclassical theory for the detection of matter-waves. This theory draws on the theories of semiclassical optical detection and fluid mechanics. We observe that the intrinsically dispersive nature of matter-waves is important in deriving such a theory.