Deterministic Dicke-state preparation with continuous measurement and control

John K. Stockton, Ramon Van Handel, Hideo Mabuchi

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The long-time projective behavior of the stochastic master equation describing a continuous, collective spin measurement of an atomic ensemble was characterized both analytically and numerically. The various representations of the dynamics in both the short- and long-time limits were discussed. The probabilistic preparation of Dicke states via observation alone was described. It was shown that it is possible to prepare highly entangled Dicke states deterministically by adding state-based feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022106
Pages (from-to)022106-1-0221061-1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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