Quantum dephasing by chaos

Hiromichi Nakazato*, Mikio Namiki, Saverio Pascazio, Yoshiya Yamanaka

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We examine whether the chaotic behavior of classical systems with a limited number of degrees of freedom can produce quantum dephasing, against the conventional idea that dephasing takes place only in large systems with a huge number of constituents and complicated internal interactions. On the basis of this analysis, we briefly discuss the possibility of defining quantum chaos and of inventing a "chaos detector".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct 28


  • Chaos
  • Dephasing
  • Quantum measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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