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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Nov. 8, 1999
  • pp: 220–229

Non-linear wave packet dynamics of coherent states of various symmetry groups

J. Banerji and G. S. Agarwal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 220-229 (1999)

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We present a comparative study of the non-linear wave packet dynamics of two-mode coherent states of the Heisenberg-Weyl group, the SU(1,1) group and the SU(2) group under the action of a model anharmonic Hamiltonian. In each case, we find certain generic signatures of non-linear evolution such as quick onset of decoherence followed by Schrödinger cat formation and revival. We also report important differences in the evolution of coherent states belonging to different symmetry groups.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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Original Manuscript: September 21, 1999
Published: November 8, 1999

J. Banerji and Girish Saran Agarwal, "Non-linear wave packet dynamics of coherent states of various symmetry groups," Opt. Express 5, 220-229 (1999)

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