Scaling Transform and Stretched States in Quantum Mechanics
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AuthorsAndreev, Vladimir A.
Davidović, Dragomir M.
Davidović, Ljubica D.
Davidović, Milos D.
Zotov, Sergey D.
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We consider the Husimi Q(q, p)-functions which are quantum quasiprobability distributions on the phase space. It is known that, under a scaling transform (q; p) - gt (aiiq; aiip), the Husimi function of any physical state is converted into a function which is also the Husimi function of some physical state. More precisely, it has been proved that, if Q(q, p) is the Husimi function, the function aii(2) Q(aiiq; aiip) is also the Husimi function. We call a state with the Husimi function aii(2) Q(aiiq; aiip) the stretched state and investigate the properties of the stretched Fock states. These states can be obtained as a result of applying the scaling transform to the Fock states of the harmonic oscillator. The harmonic-oscillator Fock states are pure states, but the stretched Fock states are mixed states. We find the density matrices of stretched Fock states in an explicit form. Their structure can be described with the help of negative binomial distributions. We present the graphs of dis...tributions of negative binomial coefficients for different stretched Fock states and show the von Neumann entropy of the simplest stretched Fock state.
Keywords:Husimi function / harmonic oscillator / scaling transform / Fock states / stretched states
Source:Journal of Russian Laser Research, 2016, 37, 5, 434-439
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