Dowling, Jonathan P. ; Agarwal, G. S. ; Schleich, Wolfgang P.
(1994)
*Wigner distribution of a general angular-momentum state: applications to a collection of two-level atoms*
Physical Review A, 49
(5).
pp. 4101-4109.
ISSN 1050-2947

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Official URL: http://pra.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v49/i5/p4101_1

Related URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.49.4101

## Abstract

The general theory of quantum angular momentum is used to derive the unique Wigner distribution function for arbitrary angular-momentum states. We give the explicit distribution for atomic angular-momentum Dicke states, coherent states, and squeezed states that correspond to a collection of N two-level atoms. These Wigner functions W(θ ,cphi) are represented as a pseudoprobability distribution in spherical phase space with spherical coordinates θ and cphi on the surface of a sphere of radius h √j(j+1) where j is the total angular-momentum eigenvalue.

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