Complex geometrical phases for dissipative systems

J. C. Garrison, E. M. Wright

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We show that the geometrical phases associated with cyclic unitary time evolutions in quantum mechanics are replaced by complex geometrical multipliers in the case of dissipative evolution equations phenomenologically described by nonhermitian hamiltonians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 28 1988

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