Quantum theory of matter-wave detection

N K Whitlock, James D. Cresser, S M Barnett, J Jeffers

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Abstract

We derive a quantum theory of matter-wave detection from microscopic considerations. We calculate both the short-time approximation and the longtime correction to the detection rate of matter waves. The detection rate can be related to the flux of the matter waves through a detector medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3117-3128
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume38
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2005

Keywords

  • bose-einstein condensation
  • atoms
  • gas

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