1 April 2002 Exploring the role of the relative phase in atom-field interactions
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We explore the role played by the quantum relative phase in the well-known Dicke model. We introduce an appropriate polar decomposition of the atom-field relative amplitudes that leads to a truly Hermitian relative-phase operator, whose eigenstates correctly describe the phase properties. We find the probability distribution for this relative phase and, by resorting to a numerical procedure, we study its time evolution.
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L. L. Sanchez-Soto, L. L. Sanchez-Soto, J. Delgado, J. Delgado, E. C. Yustas, E. C. Yustas, A. B. Klimov, A. B. Klimov, } "Exploring the role of the relative phase in atom-field interactions", Proc. SPIE 4750, ICONO 2001: Quantum and Atomic Optics, High-Precision Measurements in Optics, and Optical Information Processing, Transmission, and Storage, (1 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464501; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.464501
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