Atomic Schrdinger cat states Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider a physical process that leads to the generation of atomic Schrdinger cat states for a system of two level atoms. The effective interaction between atoms in a dispersive cavity leads to the superposition of atomic coherent states. We study in detail the quasidistributions for these states and demonstrate how the Schrdinger cat states can lead to interesting interferences over the surface of a sphere. 1997 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Puri, R. R., & Singh, R. P.

citation count

  • 173

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Puri, RR||Singh, RP

publication date

  • September 1997