Special Issue "Continuous and Discrete Phase-Space Methods and Their Applications"
A special issue of Quantum Reports (ISSN 2624-960X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 5471
Interests: discrete and continuous phase-space methods; fundaments of quantum mechanics; quantum optical models
Interests: quantum optics; quantum information; polarization; tomography; discrete quantum systems; phase-space method
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The phase-space description of quantum systems has provided a very useful description of quantum systems since it was introduced by Wigner in the 1930s. This approach is useful in practical calculations because its formulation does not depend on the number of particles, in stark contrast with situations where the overwhelming complexity of dynamics of macroscopic quantum states precludes finding exact solutions either analytically nor numerically.
One traditional area of application of phase-space methods includes the evolution of quantum systems under Hamiltonians invariant under different symmetry groups. Although attention is still principally focused on Heisenberg–Weyl symmetry, progress with the phase-space approach has also been achieved in systems with other types of symmetries. In addition, a class of discrete systems, e.g., those where the set of admissible operations is limited to the Clifford group, can also be analyzed using the general geometric ideas of phase-space representation. In spite of a comparably small number of reported applications of discrete phase-space methods, they open the possibility to a non-redundant description of the global properties of multipartite systems in the macroscopic limit.
This Special Issue will focus on modern problems, conceptual and practical, of phase-space representations beyond the more traditional areas of applications. We encourage authors to submit research or review articles in the general areas listed below:
- Theory of quasidistribution functions for quantum systems with continuous symmetries
- Phase-space evolution
- Truncated Wigner approximations and beyond
- Discrete phase-space methods
- Evolution of finite systems in phase-space representation
- Macroscopic and semiclassical limits
Prof. Dr. Andrei Klimov
Prof. Dr. Luis L. Sánchez-Soto
Prof. Dr. Hubert de Guise
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- quasidistribution functions
- phase-space evolution
- semiclassical dynamics
- discrete phase-space methods
- macroscopic limit