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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1459–1461

Optical realization of quantum-mechanical invariants

H. Moya-Cessa, M. Fernández Guasti, V. M. Arrizon, and S. Chávez-Cerda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1459-1461 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001459


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Abstract

We study the problem of paraxial propagation in two grade-index media by using invariant techniques that allow a continuous solution of the problem. By using the well-known fact that this problem is analogous to the time-dependent harmonic oscillator in quantum mechanics, known methods there may be imported producing on the one hand a solution to the propagation problem and on the other hand a realization of a quantum-mechanical invariant.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009

Citation
H. Moya-Cessa, M. Fernández Guasti, V. M. Arrizon, and S. Chávez-Cerda, "Optical realization of quantum-mechanical invariants," Opt. Lett. 34, 1459-1461 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1459

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