Download Quantum Interference and Coherence Theory and Experiments by Zbigniew Ficek PDF

By Zbigniew Ficek

This book brings jointly and discusses for the 1st time specified analyses of the experiments with trapped ions, experiments on quantum beats, coherent inhabitants trapping, electromagnetically prompted transparency (EIT), electromagnetically triggered absorption, construction of dark-states polaritons, subluminal and superluminal mild, cognizance of a Fock country, and interference experiments in atom optics on atom grating, momentum distribution, and atom tunneling. This booklet is exclusive in lots of respects and should fill a niche within the literature.

Show description

Read Online or Download Quantum Interference and Coherence Theory and Experiments PDF

Similar atomic & nuclear physics books

Quantum optics: quantum theories of spontaneous emission

The aim of this text is to check spontaneous emission from numerous various viewpoints, even supposing a wide a part of it will likely be dedicated to the quantum statistical theories of spontaneous emission that have been built lately, and to discussing the interrelations between various techniques.

Atoms and Molecules in Strong External Fields

This e-book comprises contributions to the 172. WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Atoms and Molecules in powerful exterior Fields,” which happened April 7–11 1997 on the Phys- zentrum undesirable Honnef (Germany). The designation “strong fields” applies to exterior static magnetic, and/or electrical fields which are sufficiently severe to reason adjustments within the atomic or molecular str- ture and dynamics.

Statistical mechanics: Entropy, order parameters, and complexity

This thoroughly revised version of the classical publication on Statistical Mechanics covers the elemental strategies of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics. as well as a deductive method of equilibrium statistics and thermodynamics in keeping with a unmarried speculation this e-book treats crucial components of non-equilibrium phenomena.

Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

This booklet illustrates the background of Atomic Physics and indicates how its latest advances permit the potential of appearing specific measurements and reaching a correct keep an eye on at the atomic nation. Written in an introductory type, this publication is addressed to complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, in addition to to more matured researchers who have to stay updated with the newest advances.

Extra resources for Quantum Interference and Coherence Theory and Experiments

Sample text

The scheme of Kwiat et al. [27] to demonstrate interaction-free measurement. 5 Interferometric Interaction-Free Measurements 37 We may explain this experiment as follows. e. the first interferometer. There are two contributions to the state of the photon. The first one is from the pass Br1 → Md1 → Br2 and the second one is from the pass Bt1 → Mu1 → Bt2 , where Bri and Bti mean reflection and transmission at the ith beam splitter, respectively. The first beam has been reflected twice at beam splitters B1 and B2 and once at the mirror Md1 , three reflections giving a phase factor i3 , and the amplitude α1 = −i cos2 π 2n .

Lett. 62, 2941 (1989). 9 shows recordings of the coincidence counting rate as a function of the position Ra of the detector Da . 2 Principles of Quantum Interference 25 which governs the spatial properties of the second-order correlation function. The good agreement between the theory and experiment indicates that photons can indeed exhibit two-photon correlations even if they are produced by two independent sources. 2 The Hong−Ou−Mandel Interferometer In the preceding section, we have shown that spatial correlations between two photons can lead to nonclassical interference effects in the two-photon correlations.

E. without disturbing particle b. This means, that either there must be an instantaneous signal between the two particles (non-locality), or the value of the z component of the spin for each particle must effectively be determined before the measurement (incompleteness of the wave-function |Ψ ). Let us now change the experiment so that instead of measuring the spin of particle a in the z direction, we chose to measure it in the x direction. Then, we can infer from this measurement the spin of particle b in the x direction, and conclude that the spin components of the particle in both the z and x directions must be elements of physical reality.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 47 votes