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Quantum mechanical coupling/excitation

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pbeierle
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Apr9-10, 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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Apr10-10, 11:20 AM
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Quote Quote by pbeierle View Post
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)
Are you struggling with the notion of absorbers and emitters? If so, Hyperphysics in general is pretty good. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/HBASE/hframe.html

This is more, and I think closer to what you're asking, but it's just one paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/cond-mat/papers/0606/0606184.pdf
pbeierle
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Aug6-11, 05:51 PM
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yes, this is very close to what I was referring to, thanks :)


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