New Article: Representation of superoperators in double phase space

One more article from the qig@CBPF has been recently published. This time is an article by Alfredo M. Ozorio de Almeida (CBPF) and Marcos Saraceno (Laboratorio Tandar). The description is below. Be sure to check the full article here.

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Title: Representation of superoperators in double phase space

Authors: Marcos Saraceno (Laboratorio Tandar) e Alfredo M Ozorio de Almeida (CBPF)

Abstract: Operators in quantum mechanics—either observables, density or evolution operators, unitary or not—can be represented by c-numbers in operator bases. The position and momentum bases are in one-to-one correspondence with lagrangian planes in double phase space, but this is also true for the well known Wigner–Weyl correspondence based on translation and reflection operators. These phase space methods are here extended to the representation of superoperators. We show that the Choi–Jamiolkowsky isomorphism between the dynamical matrix and the linear action of the superoperator constitutes a ‘double’ Wigner or chord transform when represented in double phase space. As a byproduct several previously unknown integral relationships between products of Wigner and chord distributions for pure states are derived.

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