Rabi oscillations at exceptional points in microwave billiards

B. Dietz, T. Friedrich, J. Metz, M. Miski-Oglu, A. Richter, F. Schäfer, Charles A Stafford

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Abstract

We experimentally investigated the decay behavior with time t of resonances near and at exceptional points, where two complex eigenvalues and also the associated eigenfunctions coalesce. The measurements were performed with a dissipative microwave billiard, whose shape depends on two parameters. The t2 dependence predicted at the exceptional point on the basis of a two-state matrix model could be verified. Outside the exceptional point the predicted Rabi oscillations, also called quantum echoes in this context, were detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number027201
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2007

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Billiards
Microwave
echoes
eigenvectors
eigenvalues
Oscillation
microwaves
oscillations
decay
matrices
Matrix Models
Eigenfunctions
Two Parameters
Decay
Eigenvalue

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
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  • Mathematical Physics

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Rabi oscillations at exceptional points in microwave billiards. / Dietz, B.; Friedrich, T.; Metz, J.; Miski-Oglu, M.; Richter, A.; Schäfer, F.; Stafford, Charles A.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 75, No. 2, 027201, 02.02.2007.

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Dietz, B. ; Friedrich, T. ; Metz, J. ; Miski-Oglu, M. ; Richter, A. ; Schäfer, F. ; Stafford, Charles A. / Rabi oscillations at exceptional points in microwave billiards. In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2007 ; Vol. 75, No. 2.
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