Hannover 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 4.1: Vortrag
Montag, 8. März 2010, 14:00–14:15, E 214
A novel number operator-annihilation operator uncertainty relation and its use for entanglement detection — •Iñigo Urizar Lanz1 and Geza Toth1,2,3 — 1Theoretical Physics, The University of the Basque Country, E-48080 Bilbao, Spain — 2IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, E-48011 Bilbao, Spain — 3Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary
We consider the number operator-annihilation operator uncertainty as a well behaved alternative of the number-phase uncertainty relation, and examine its properties. We find a formulation in which the bound on the product of uncertainties depends on the expectation value of the particle number. Thus, while the bound is not a constant, it is a quantity that can be easily controlled in many systems. The uncertainty relation is approximately saturated by number-phase intelligent states. It allows us to define amplitude squeezing, connecting coherent states to Fock states, without a reference to a phase operator. We consider using the uncertainty relation for entanglement detection.