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dc.contributor.authorPEGG, DT
dc.contributor.authorVACCARO, JA
dc.contributor.authorBARNETT, SM
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T02:52:02Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T02:52:02Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.issn0950-0340
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500349014551931
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/403980
dc.description.abstractWe use a new limiting procedure, developed to study quantumoptical phase, to examine canonically conjugate operators in general. We find that Dirac's assumption that photon number and phase should be canonically conjugate variables, similar to momentum and position, is essentially correct. The difficulties with Dirac's approach are shown to arise through use of a form of the canonical commutator which, although the only possible form in the usual infinite Hilbert space approach, is not sufficiently general to be used as a model for a number-phase commutator.The approach in this paper unifies the theory of conjugate operators, which include photon number and phase, angular momentum and angle, and momentum and position as particular cases. The usual position-momentum commutator is regained from a more generally applicable expression by means of a domain restriction which cannot be used for the phasenumber commutator. © 1990 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAustralian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleJournal of Modern Optics
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom1989-09-25
dc.relation.ispartofdateto1989-09-29
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1703
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1710
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOptical Physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchQuantum Physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNanotechnology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1007
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsOptics
dc.titleQuantum-optical Phase and Canonical Conjugation
dc.typeConference output
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPEGG, DT; VACCARO, JA; BARNETT, SM, Quantum-optical Phase and Canonical Conjugation, Journal of Modern Optics, 1990, 37 (11), pp. 1703-1710
dc.date.updated2021-04-26T05:55:40Z
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gro.griffith.authorPegg, David T.
gro.griffith.authorVaccaro, Joan A.


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