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Reference request: Susskind-Glogower original paper

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I'm trying to find Susskind and Glogower's original paper,

L. Susskind and J. Glogower, Quantum mechanical phase and time operator, Physics 1 (1964) 49-61,

where they propose their exponential and sine-cosine phase operators (i.e. $\widehat{\textrm{exp}}(i\phi)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty |n\rangle\langle n+1|$ and friends). This paper has a huge number of citations, both from papers that discuss the formalism directly, as well as papers that deal with other formulations of the quantum phase.

However, it was published in a pretty obscure and apparently short-lived journal and I can't find it either online or in print. (I'm also beginning to question how many people have actually read this paper...) Can anyone point me to an online resource that has this or to a print library (preferably in England) that has it?

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asked Apr 11, 2012 in Theoretical Physics by Emilio Pisanty (330 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Mar 18, 2014 by dimension10
@ZoharKo: yes, Nieto's review is one of the best expositions I've seen. It is pretty standard material by now and included e.g. in Gerry and Knight. It's not so much knowing the material as citing a paper I've not read that bugs me.

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I never read the original paper. But I found http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9304036.pdf to be a pretty good exposition -- probably after reading this you won't need the original paper anymore.

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That's the second paper I hear about from this journal (and from the same volume 1), the other being John Bell's paper on the Bell inequality ! It was apparently an obscure journal with a clever editor !

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Through Google Books I was able to find this, but I can't actually tell if it contains the article. If you type a specific search into the "From inside the book" box, you should be able to find out. From my probings it appears that it does (I searched for "time operator," and the paper title is clearly on the page header). You can also search for other articles that were published in that journal and see if they show up inside the book.

On the left it has a "Find in a library" link which is probably your only bet. Good luck.

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answered Apr 12, 2012 by amr (20 points) [ no revision ]
Actually, the find a library gives results in UK (The British Library and The Cambridge University Library). Look with the librarian at your institution if he can receive a scan through inter-library lending.

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I checked with the British Library and it looks like they do have it. I'll update as soon as I'm able to go.

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Thing is, I cannot even find an archive with the journal contents. The journal title makes it very much difficult to google - what does one look for? "Physics"? "physics journal"?

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