Faculty Advisor

Zozulya, Alex A.

Abstract

A review of the density operator and master equation leads to a derivation of the method of quantum jumps, or quantum trajectories. This method of quantum trajectories is used to describe the evolution of a two level atom driven by a laser field and damped by a quantized radiation field. The quantum trajectory method is then compared to the master equation via numerical simulations of this two level atom system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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