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|Title:||Geometric phases for mixed states during cyclic evolutions|
|Citation:||Fu, L.-B., Chen, J.-L. (2004-03-19). Geometric phases for mixed states during cyclic evolutions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 37 (11) : 3699-3705. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/37/11/011|
|Abstract:||The geometric phases of cyclic evolutions for mixed states are discussed in the framework of unitary evolution. A canonical 1-form is defined whose line integral gives the geometric phase, which is gauge invariant. It reduces to the Aharonov and Anandan phase in the pure state case. Our definition is consistent with the phase shift in the proposed experiment (Sjöqvist et al 2000 Phys. Rev. Lett. 85 2845) for a cyclic evolution if the unitary transformation satisfies the parallel transport condition. A comprehensive geometric interpretation is also given. It shows that the geometric phases for mixed states share the same geometric sense with the pure states.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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