Second moment of the Husimi distribution as a measure of complexity of quantum states.

Abstract

We propose the second moment of the Husimi distribution as a measure of complexity of quantum states. The inverse of this quantity represents the effective volume in phase space occupied by the Husimi distribution, and has a good correspondence with chaoticity of classical system. Its properties are similar to the classical entropy proposed by Wehrl, but it is much easier to calculate numerically. We calculate this quantity in the quartic oscillator model, and show that it works well as a measure of chaoticity of quantum states.

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@article{Sugita2002SecondMO, title={Second moment of the Husimi distribution as a measure of complexity of quantum states.}, author={Ayumu Sugita and Hirokazu Aiba}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2002}, volume={65 3 Pt 2A}, pages={036205} }