# Decoherence in nonclassical motional states of a trapped ion

@article{Murao1998DecoherenceIN, title={Decoherence in nonclassical motional states of a trapped ion}, author={Mio Murao and P. L. Knight}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={1998}, volume={58}, pages={663-669} }

The decoherence of nonclassical motional states of a trapped $^9 {\rm Be^+}$ ion in a recent experiment is investigated theoretically. Sources of decoherence considered here destroy the characteristic coherent quantum dynamics of the system but do not cause energy dissipation. Here they are first introduced phenomenologically and then described using a microscopic Hamiltonian formulation. Theoretical predictions are compared to experimental results.

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