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Comment: Final corrected version RevTeX, 6 pages, 1 figure
Can the quantum-mechanical sojourn time be clocked without the clock affecting the sojourn time? Here we re-examine the previously proposed non-unitary clock, involving absorption/amplification by an added infinitesimal imaginary potential($iV_{i}$), and find it {\it not} to preserve, in general, the positivity of the sojourn time, conditional on eventual reflection or transmission. The sojourn time is found to be affected by the scattering concomitant with the mismatch, however small, due to the very clock potential($iV_{i}$) introduced for the purpose, as also by any prompt scattering involving partial waves that have not traversed the region of interest. We propose a formal procedure whereby the sojourn time so clocked can be corrected for these spurious scattering effects. The resulting conditional sojourn times are then positive...
Comment: Final version with minor corrections in text, 4 pages, 2 PS figures
Comment: 9 pages, 9 figures(Submitted to Phys. Rev. E)
Comment: 4 pages, RevTeX, replaced with added proof, figure and references. To appear in Phys. Rev. B Jan01 2000
We derive an expression for the conditional time for the reflection of a wave from an arbitrary potential barrier using the WKB wavefunction in the barrier region. Our result indicates that the conditional times for transmission and reflection are equal for a symmetric barrier within the validity of the WKB approach.
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