State preparation via quantum coherence and continuous measurement. Academic Article uri icon


  • The theory of continuous measurement is generalized so as to be applicable to a two-mode radiation field whose properties are monitored by using a system with initial coherence between two ground states. The two-mode system is shown to offer the possibility of generating a number of new quantum states. Quantum statistics of the field following continuous measurements is calculated. Results for the phase distribution, quasiprobability distribution, and the photon-number distribution of the resulting field are also presented. 1994 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Graf, M., Orszag, M., Scully, M. O., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Graf, M||Orszag, M||Scully, MO||Walther, H

publication date

  • May 1994