Characterization of quantum angular-momentum fluctuations via principal components



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Rivas, Ángel and Luis Aina, Alfredo (2008) Characterization of quantum angular-momentum fluctuations via principal components. Physical review A, 77 (2). 022105_1-022105_9. ISSN 1050-2947

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We elaborate an approach to quantum fluctuations of angular momentum based on the diagonalization of the covariance matrix in two versions: real symmetric and complex Hermitian. At difference with previous approaches this is SU(2) invariant and avoids any difficulty caused by nontrivial commutators. Meaningful uncertainty relations are derived which are nontrivial even for vanishing mean angular momentum. We apply this approach to some relevant states.

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©2008 The American Physical Society. A.L. acknowledges the support from project No. PR1-A/07-15378 of the Universidad Complutense.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Squeezed atomic states; Coherent states; Hermitian operators; Uncertainty states; Spin states; Phase; Entanglement; Interferometers; Rotation; Systems
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:31333
Deposited On:28 Jul 2015 09:34
Last Modified:28 Jul 2015 09:34

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