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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quantum Mechanics Of Radiation Damping
Author: Barone P.M.V.B.
Caldeira A.O.
Abstract: We develop a nonrelativistic formulation for the quantum dynamics of an electron coupled to its own radiation field. For this purpose, we have applied the Feynman-Vernon approach to the composite system in order to obtain the reduced density operator of the electron. In the classical limit, some well-known results, such as the Abraham-Lorentz equation of motion, are reproduced. We have applied the resulting formalism to the problem of interference in order to investigate the possible effects of the incoherent modes of the electromagnetic radiation on the interference fringes. The results allow us to conclude that the coupling to the radiation field is not enough for one to observe a strong influence of those modes on the interference phenomenon. © 1991 The American Physical Society.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.43.57
Date Issue: 1991
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