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Phase operators of the harmonic oscillator and suppression of a number state.

Abstract:
The phase properties of the quantized electromagnetic field have been studied using operators P± of the harmonic oscillator whose classical analogs are exp(i) being the classical phase. P+ and P- are used to construct a unitary operator Up()=exp(P+-±*P-) and the properties of the state generated by Up from a number state are studied. It is shown that by tuning it is possible to produce a pure state 0=Up(±)0 in which a specific number-state component is suppressed. © 1989 The American Physical Society.
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10.1103/physreva.40.5426

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Author
Journal:
Physical review. A
Volume:
40
Issue:
9
Pages:
5426-5429
Publication date:
1989-11-05
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ISSN:
1050-2947
URN:
uuid:93ca9ca8-e146-4d3a-856e-76a846990fd6
Source identifiers:
23828
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pubs:23828
Language:
English

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