The Fourier U(2) Group and Separation of Discrete Variables

@article{Wolf2011TheFU,
  title={The Fourier U(2) Group and Separation of Discrete Variables},
  author={Kurt Bernardo Wolf and Luis Edgar Vicent},
  journal={Symmetry Integrability and Geometry-methods and Applications},
  year={2011},
  volume={7},
  pages={053}
}
  • K. WolfL. E. Vicent
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Mathematics
  • Symmetry Integrability and Geometry-methods and Applications
The linear canonical transformations of geometric optics on two-dimensional screens form the group Sp(4;<), whose maximal compact subgroup is the Fourier group U(2) F ; this includes isotropic and anisotropic Fourier transforms, screen rotations and gy- rations in the phase space of ray positions and optical momenta. Deforming classical optics into a Hamiltonian system whose positions and momenta range over a finite set of values, leads us to the finite oscillator model, which is ruled by the… 

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