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Title: Generalized Weyl quantization on the cylinder and the quantum phase

Generalized Weyl quantization formalism for the cylindrical phase space S{sup 1}×R{sup 1} is developed. It is shown that the quantum observables relevant to the phase of the linear harmonic oscillator or electromagnetic field can be represented within this formalism by the self-adjoint operators on the Hilbert space L{sup 2}(S{sup 1}). -- Highlights: •The generalized Weyl quantization on the cylindrical phase space is formulated. •A self-adjoint phase operator on the Hilbert space of the square integrable functions on the circle is given. •A new uncertainty relation between the quantum phase and the number operator is found.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22224212
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 337; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CYLINDERS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; FUNCTIONS; HARMONIC OSCILLATORS; HILBERT SPACE; PHASE SPACE; QUANTIZATION