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Quantum mechanical coupling/excitation

  1. Apr 9, 2010 #1
    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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  3. Apr 10, 2010 #2
    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
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 #3
    yes, this is very close to what I was referring to, thanks :)
     
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