Complex geometrical phases for dissipative systems

J. C. Garrison, E. M. Wright

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Abstract

We show that the geometrical phases associated with cyclic unitary time evolutions in quantum mechanics are replaced by complex geometrical multipliers in the case of dissipative evolution equations phenomenologically described by nonhermitian hamiltonians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume128
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 1988

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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