A theory of matter wave detection

Nicholas K. Whitlock, SM Barnett, Anita J. Jeffers, JD Cresser

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Abstract

From a microscopic model describing the detection process for matter waves. we derive a quantum theory of matter wave detection. We use perturbation theory to calculate the short-time approximation to the detection rate of matter waves and a Langevin-type calculation to obtain the long-time correction. In both instances we show that the detection rate can be related to the flux of the matter waves through a detector medium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum communication, measurement and computing
EditorsSM Barnett, E Andersson, J Jeffers, P Ohberg, O Hirota
Place of PublicationCollege Park, MD
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Pages103-106
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0735402167
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event7th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing - Glasgow
Duration: 25 Jul 200429 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Volume734
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing
CityGlasgow
Period25/07/0429/07/04

Keywords

  • BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION
  • ATOMS
  • GAS

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