Harmonic oscillator driven by a quantum current

John J. Slosser, Pierre Meystre, Samuel L. Braunstein

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Abstract

We show that under certain circumstances a simple quantum harmonic oscillator driven by a quantum current evolves to unique pure states even if started as a mixed state. In various limits, these states exhibit nonclassical properties such as sub-Poissonian statistics, or more interestingly resemble macroscopic superpositions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)934-937
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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Harmonic oscillator driven by a quantum current. / Slosser, John J.; Meystre, Pierre; Braunstein, Samuel L.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 63, No. 9, 1989, p. 934-937.

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Slosser, John J. ; Meystre, Pierre ; Braunstein, Samuel L. / Harmonic oscillator driven by a quantum current. In: Physical Review Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 63, No. 9. pp. 934-937.
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