Retrodiction with Two-Level Atoms: Atomic Previvals and Micromaser Field Measurements

  • John Jeffers
  • Stephen M. Barnett
  • David T. Pegg
Conference paper

Abstract

Quantum retrodiction is quantum mechanics based on measurement results. If the state prepared by a preparaton device is not completely certain then the retrodictive state, which is the state measured by a detector, can give information about the state at earlier times. If it is used to calculate a set of retrodictive conditional probabilities, then these must be related to the predictive probabilities by Bayes’ Theorem [1].

Keywords

Coherence 

References and links

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    Stephen M. Barnett, David, T. Pegg, John Jeffers and Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, “Atomic Retrodiction,” J. Phys. B, At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 33, 3047 (2000).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jeffers
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Barnett
    • 1
  • David T. Pegg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceGriffith UniversityBrisbaneQueenslandAustralia

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