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    Joint Wigner Distribution for Spin-1/2 Particles.Leon Cohen & Marlan O. Scully - 1986 - Foundations of Physics 16 (4):295-310.
    The Wigner distribution has proven to be a useful tool in many quantum problems requiring a joint distribution of position and momentum. In the present paper we develop a joint distribution for spin components within the spirit of the Wigner distribution. This distribution provides an insight into the quantum theory of measurement. We also discuss how one may write joint distributions for two arbitrary noncommuting operators.
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    Observation of V-Type Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Sodium Atomic Beam.George R. Welch, G. G. Padmabandu, Edward S. Fry, Mikhail D. Lukin, Dmitri E. Nikonov, Frank Sander, Marlan O. Scully, Antoin Weis & Frank K. Tittel - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (4):621-638.
    We have conducted an experimental study of V-type electromagnetically induced transparency in sodium. Its principles are elucidated by a simple model. Measurements show decreased fluorescence and absorption depending on the detuning of the driving and probe fields, which is in agreement with the results of numerical simulation.
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    Asim Orhan Barut: 1926-1994. [REVIEW]Marlan O. Scully - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (3):355-356.
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    An Operational Analysis of Quantum Eraser and Delayed Choice.Marlan O. Scully & Herbert Walther - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (3):399-413.
    In the present paper we expand upon ideas published some time ago in connection with which path detectors based on the micromaser. Frequently questions arise concerning the time ordering of detection and eraser events. We here show, by a detailed and careful analysis of a quantum eraser experimental setup, that the experimenter can choose to ascertain particle-like which path information or wavelike interference information even after the atom has hit the screen.
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    On the Theory of the Stern-Gerlach Apparatus.Marlan O. Scully, Willis E. Lamb & Asim Barut - 1987 - Foundations of Physics 17 (6):575-583.
    We present, in various limits, analytical expressions for the center-of-mass wave function of a spin-1/2 atom as it is deflected by a Stern-Gerlach apparatus.
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    The Physics of EIT and LWI in V-Type Configurations.Hwang Lee & Marlan O. Scully - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (4):585-600.
    We review the concepts and the physics behind electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and lasing without inversion (LWI) for various models of the V-type configurations.
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    The Wigner Phase-Space Description of Collision Processes.Hai-Woong Lee & Marlan O. Scully - 1983 - Foundations of Physics 13 (1):61-72.
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated Wigner distribution function. Many advances made in various areas of science during the 50 year period can be attributed to the physical insights that the Wigner distribution function provides when applied to specific problems. In this paper the usefulness of the Wigner distribution function in collision theory is described.
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    Is Spin Coherence Like Humpty-Dumpty? I. Simplified Treatment.Berthold-Georg Englert, Julian Schwinger & Marlan O. Scully - 1988 - Foundations of Physics 18 (10):1045-1056.
    When Humpty-Dumpty had his great fall nobody could put him together again. A vastly more moderate challenge is to reunite the two partial beams of a Stern-Gerlach apparatus with such precision that the original spin state is recovered. Nevertheless, as we demonstrate, a substantial loss of spin coherence always occurs, unless the experimenter is able to control the magnetic field's inhomogeneity with an accuracy of at least one part in 105.
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    A Scheme for Noninversion Lasing for Short-Wavelength Lasers in Heliumlike Ions.Shi-Yao Zhu, Dmitri E. Nikonov & Marlan O. Scully - 1998 - Foundations of Physics 28 (4):611-619.
    A Λ-type inversionless laser scheme is analyzed in which lasing is achieved under conditions when a conventional or a Raman laser would fail to operate. The dependence of gain on the parameters of the system is studied numerically. A realization in heliumlike ions is proposed which permits laser action at a wavelength of around 6 nm.
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    Do Experimental Violations of Bell Inequalities Require a Nonlocal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics? II: Analysis À la Bell.Edward S. Fry, Xinmei Qu & Marlan O. Scully - 2009 - In Wayne C. Myrvold & Joy Christian (eds.), Quantum Reality, Relativistic Causality, and Closing the Epistemic Circle. Springer. pp. 141--156.
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