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Angular minimum uncertainty states with large uncertainties

Götte, Jörg B. and Radmore, Paul M. and Zambrini, Roberta and Barnett, Stephen M. (2006) Angular minimum uncertainty states with large uncertainties. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 39 (12). pp. 2791-2801. ISSN 0953-4075

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    Abstract

    The uncertainty relation for angle and angular momentum has a lower bound which depends on the form of the state. Surprisingly, this lower bound can be very large. We derive the states which have the lowest possible uncertainty product for a given uncertainty in the angle or in the angular momentum. We show that, if the given angle uncertainty is close to its maximum value, the lowest possible uncertainty product tends to infinity.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 6160
    Keywords: physics, optics, quantum, angular momentum, momentum, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 23:24
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6160

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