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Quantum mechanical coupling/excitation 
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Apr910, 05:07 PM

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the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_coupling suggests a scenario where you have two or multiple quantum oscillators (a lattice of particles maybe or whatever) and coupling describes the interaction at a quantum level (analogous to the classical coupling that is taught in an introductory waves+optics class). however, does this apply still to what they refer to coupling being an interaction between two particles, such as a photon and an electron (i.e. the "absorption" of the photon) increasing it's kinetic energy? if not, where can i find information on this kind of "absorption" type coupling? (i'm an senior undergrad, so whatever level of complication is fine)



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Apr1010, 11:20 AM

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This is more, and I think closer to what you're asking, but it's just one paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/condmat/papers/0606/0606184.pdf 


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Aug611, 05:51 PM

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yes, this is very close to what I was referring to, thanks :)



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