Description of a Many-Atom System in Terms of Coherent Boson States Academic Article uri icon


  • The correlated motion of an N-spin system has been described in terms of the coherent states of a harmonic oscillator. We have shown that this description of the system provides us with the closest analog to the classical limit. The macroscopic dipole operator in the coherent-state representation is shown to obey the Bloch equation in which each of the three components is simultaneously well defined. 1969 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Bonifacio, R., Kim, D. M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Bonifacio, R||Kim, Dae M||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • November 1969