Angular minimum uncertainty states with large uncertainties

Götte, J. B. , Radmore, P. M., Zambrini, R. and Barnett, S. (2006) Angular minimum uncertainty states with large uncertainties. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 39(12), pp. 2791-2801. (doi:10.1088/0953-4075/39/12/013)

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Abstract

The uncertainty relation for angle and angular momentum has a lower bound which depends on the form of the state. Surprisingly, this lower bound can be very large. We derive the states which have the lowest possible uncertainty product for a given uncertainty in the angle or in the angular momentum. We show that, if the given angle uncertainty is close to its maximum value, the lowest possible uncertainty product tends to infinity

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goette, Dr Joerg and Barnett, Professor Stephen
Authors: Götte, J. B., Radmore, P. M., Zambrini, R., and Barnett, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:0953-4075
ISSN (Online):1361-6455

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