Quantum theory of matter-wave detection

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

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages3117-3128
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume38
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2005

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Keywords

  • bose-einstein condensation
  • atoms
  • gas

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Whitlock, N K ; Cresser, James D. ; Barnett, S M ; Jeffers, J . / Quantum theory of matter-wave detection. In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 38, No. 17. pp. 3117-3128.
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In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 38, No. 17, 14.09.2005, p. 3117-3128.

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