Intrinsic decoherence dynamics in smooth Hamiltonian systems: Quantum-classical correspondence

Jiangbin Gong, Paul Brumer
2003 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
A direct classical analog of the quantum dynamics of intrinsic decoherence in Hamiltonian systems, characterized by the time dependence of the linear entropy of the reduced density operator, is introduced. The similarities and differences between the classical and quantum decoherence dynamics of an initial quantum state are exposed using both analytical and computational results. In particular, the classicality of early-time intrinsic decoherence dynamics is explored analytically using a
more » ... order perturbative treatment, and an interesting connection between decoherence rates and the stability nature of classical trajectories is revealed in a simple approximate classical theory of intrinsic decoherence dynamics. The results offer new insights into decoherence, dynamics of quantum entanglement, and quantum chaos.
doi:10.1103/physreva.68.022101 fatcat:n6e45enqhnevreiy576kdhabfu