Motional Narrowing and Frequent Measurements

  • K. Wódkiewicz
  • John K. McIver
Conference paper


The meter which performs the measurement of a two-level atomic inversion (driven on-resonance by a coherent laser field with the pulse area θ) is idealized as being another particle that is coupled to atom in the following way H int = p 0 δ(t) 3.1 The probability to find the momentum of the meter near p = p 0 is


Wave Function Coupling Strength Frequent Measurement Advance Study Laser Field 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wódkiewicz
    • 1
  • John K. McIver
    • 2
  1. 1.Instytut Fizyki TeoretycznejUniwersytet WarszawskiWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Center for Advanced StudiesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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