A study of quantum decoherence via spontaneous emission in a system with Kolmogorov – Arnol ’ d – Moser tori

@inproceedings{Ball1999ASO,
  title={A study of quantum decoherence via spontaneous emission in a system with Kolmogorov – Arnol ’ d – Moser tori},
  author={G. H. Ball and K. M. D. Vant and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Ammann and Nelson L. Christensen},
  year={1999}
}
We present an experimental and numerical study of the effects of decoherence on a quantum system whose classical analogue has Kolmogorov–Arnol’d–Moser (KAM) tori in its phase space. Atoms are prepared in a caesium magneto-optical trap at temperatures and densities which necessitate a quantum description. This real quantum system is coupled to the… CONTINUE READING