Chapter 15. The Quantum Mechanics of Trapped Wavepackets

  1. Roy J. Glauber

Published Online: 19 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch15

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

How to Cite

Glauber, R. J. (2007) The Quantum Mechanics of Trapped Wavepackets, in Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch15

Author Information

  1. Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

  1. Reprinted, with permission from the author, from Laser Manipulation of Atoms and Ions: Proceedings of the International Enrico Fermi School, Course 118, Varenna, Italy, July 1–19, 1992, E. Arimondo, W. D. Phillips, F. Strumia, Eds., North Holland, Amsterdam, 1992, p. 643–660.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406876

Online ISBN: 9783527610075

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Keywords:

  • quantum theory;
  • optical coherence;
  • quantum mechanics;
  • trapped wavepackets;
  • equations of motion;
  • wave functions;
  • periodic fields;
  • trapping;
  • radiation field;
  • radiative equilibrium;
  • radiative instability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Equations of Motion and Their Solutions

  • The Wave Functions

  • Periodic Fields and Trapping

  • Interaction With the Radiation Field

  • Sum Rules

  • Radiative Equilibrium and Instability

  • References