Effects of decoherence on entangled atomic wave functions in microcavities

  • A. S. Majumdar
  • N. Nayak
Conference paper


We show that the effects of cavity dissipation and atomic decay on entangled atomic wave functions can be monitored and tested in a real micromaser. A curious example of multiparticle enhancement of nonlocality is observed.

OCIS codes

(270.0270,999.9999) Photon statistics Entanglement Decoherence 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Majumdar
    • 1
  • N. Nayak
    • 2
  1. 1.Block JDS. N. Bose National Centre for Basic SciencesColcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsTexas A&M University, College StationTexasUSA

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