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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 275910, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/275910
Research Article

Quantum Damped Mechanical Oscillator

1Department of Physics, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
2Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

Received 16 October 2009; Revised 6 February 2010; Accepted 8 March 2010

Academic Editor: Ortunato Tito Arecchi

Copyright © 2010 Akpan N. Ikot et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The exact solutions of the Schrödinger equation for quantum damped oscillator with modified Caldirola-Kanai Hamiltonian are evaluated. We also investigate the cases of under-, over-, and critical damping.