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Title: Two-center interferometry and decoherence effects

Abstract

We analyze reduced fringe visibilities and decoherence effects in two-center interference experiments involving photon scattering and trapped-ion and atom interferometry. We introduce an impulse approximation to analyze the resulting photon-atom momentum entanglement. We find that the simple decoherence due to photon scattering of double-humped center-of-mass states of a single trapped ion strongly resembles that observed in atom interferometry.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, California 92834 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20974510
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.022108; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CENTER-OF-MASS SYSTEM; IMPULSE APPROXIMATION; INTERFERENCE; INTERFEROMETRY; PHOTON-ATOM COLLISIONS; PHOTONS; QUANTUM DECOHERENCE; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SCATTERING; TRAPPING

Citation Formats

Feagin, James M. Two-center interferometry and decoherence effects. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022108.
Feagin, James M. Two-center interferometry and decoherence effects. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022108.
Feagin, James M. Wed . "Two-center interferometry and decoherence effects". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022108.
@article{osti_20974510,
title = {Two-center interferometry and decoherence effects},
author = {Feagin, James M.},
abstractNote = {We analyze reduced fringe visibilities and decoherence effects in two-center interference experiments involving photon scattering and trapped-ion and atom interferometry. We introduce an impulse approximation to analyze the resulting photon-atom momentum entanglement. We find that the simple decoherence due to photon scattering of double-humped center-of-mass states of a single trapped ion strongly resembles that observed in atom interferometry.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022108},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 2,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}