Quantum dephasing by chaos

Hiromichi Nakazato, Mikio Namiki, Saverio Pascazio, Yoshiya Yamanaka

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    We examine whether the chaotic behavior of classical systems with a limited number of degrees of freedom can produce quantum dephasing, against the conventional idea that dephasing takes place only in large systems with a huge number of constituents and complicated internal interactions. On the basis of this analysis, we briefly discuss the possibility of defining quantum chaos and of inventing a "chaos detector".

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-136
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct 28



    • Chaos
    • Dephasing
    • Quantum measurement

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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