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Generalized spectroscopy; coherence, superposition, and loss

Aberg, Johan and Oi, Daniel K.L. (2007) Generalized spectroscopy; coherence, superposition, and loss. arXiv.org.

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    Abstract

    We analyze single particle coherence and interference in the presence of particle loss and derive an inequality that relates the preservation of coherence, the creation of superposition with the vacuum, and the degree of particle loss. We find that loss channels constructed using linear optics form a special subclass. We suggests a generalized spectroscopy where, in analogy with the absorption spectrum, we measure a "coherence loss spectrum" and a "superposition creation spectrum". The theory is illustrated with examples.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 6214
    Keywords: particle coherence, particle loss, vacuum, linear optics, spectroscopy, Optics. Light
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2008
    Last modified: 28 Mar 2012 10:26
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6214

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