Chaos and Decoherence in a Quantum System with a Regular Classical Counterpart

Y. Ashkenazy, M. Lewkowicz, J. Levitan

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Abstract

We show that chaotic like behavior in a quantum system facilitates decoherence. It appears that the time scale on which decoherence takes place depends on the degree of complexity of the underlying quantum system, i.e., more complex systems decohere relatively faster than less complex ones.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics
EditorsMiguel Ferrero, Alwyn van der Merwe
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages31-37
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-94-011-5886-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • chaos
  • decoherence
  • classical limit

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