Accession Number:

AD0639952

Title:

HARMONIC OSCILLATOR PHASE OPERATORS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BRANDEIS UNIV WALTHAM MASS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Recent work on the quantum mechanical definition of harmonic oscillator phase is reviewed briefly and then reconsidered from a somewhat more systematic and general viewpoint. Starting with the classical Poisson bracket relations between the oscillator Hamiltonian and the sine and cosine of the phase angle, the possibility of using other operators than those used heretofore is discussed. For a broad class of such operators the spectra are obtained without resort to non-normalizable eigenvectors. The so-called coherent states are minimum uncertainty product states for phase and number in all cases considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE