Semiclassical theory of matter-wave detection

N.K. Whitlock, S.M. Barnett, J. Jeffers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1278
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2003


  • matter-wave
  • optics
  • quantum
  • fluid mechanics
  • optical detection
  • physics


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