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Author Hoffman, David K. ♦ Kouri, Donald J.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES ♦ BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION ♦ MINIMIZATION ♦ OPTICS ♦ RESOLUTION ♦ UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
Abstract We derive a new hierarchy of local minimum Heisenberg-uncertainty states by introducing a superposition of ''small waves'' onto some initial state. Our objective is to increase the resolution in one observable, with the least decrease in the resolution in the conjugate observable. This leads to a constrained minimization which in a well-defined sense yields the best possible way of achieving this goal. The results are relevant to many topics (e.g., quantum optics and control, Bose-Einstein condensation, path integration, etc.).
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-12-18
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 85
Issue Number 25


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