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Measurement of the velocity of a quantum object: a role of group velocity
Author(s): Yuri V. Rostovtsev
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Paper Abstract

We consider a free motion of a quantum particle. Introducing an explicit measurement procedure for velocity, we demonstrate that the measured velocity is related to the group and phase velocities of the corresponding matter waves. We show that for long distances the measured velocity coincides with the matter wave group velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8636, Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI, 863615 (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010295
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Yuri V. Rostovtsev, Univ. of North Texas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8636:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI
Selim M. Shahriar; Frank A. Narducci, Editor(s)

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