publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Quantum carpets woven by Wigner functions

Wolfgang P. Schleich; Irene Marzoli; O. M. Friesch;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Mar 2000
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
The dynamics of many different quantum systems is characterized by a regular net of minima and maxima of probability stretching out in a spacetime representation. We offer an explanation to this phenomenon in terms of the Wigner function. This approach illustrates very clearly the crucial role played by interference.
Subjects
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Quantum, Wigner quasiprobability distribution, Maxima, Quantum dynamics, Quantum mechanics, Method of quantum characteristics, Wigner distribution function, Physics, Classical mechanics, Maxima and minima, Spacetime
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