Decoherence on Quantum Tunneling in the Multi-Dimensional Wave Function Approach

T. Tanaka
1995 Progress of theoretical physics  
We consider fundamental problems on the understanding of the tunneling phenomena in the context of the multi-dimensional wave function. In this paper, we reconsider the quantum state after tunneling and extend our previous formalism to the case when the quantum state before tunneling is in a squeezed state. Through considering this problem, we reveal that the quantum decoherence plays a crucial role to allow us of the concise description of the quantum state after tunneling.
doi:10.1143/ptp/93.1.67 fatcat:w6jhjnkf5bdbnco3nqf2qpwola