Time evolution of statistical properties of a radiation field described by a density operator that interpolates between pure and mixing states
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba,
2 Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Goiás, 74.690-900 Goiânia, GO, Brazil
Received in final form: 2 September 2019
Published online: 20 November 2019
In this work, we consider a different model of density operator and a heuristic procedure that interpolates a photonic system from pure to mixed states. It is interpreted as if, during the time evolution of the system, the variables of a (hidden) system reservoir being traced. The aim is to study the time evolution of statistical properties while the system loses its initial purity. For this purpose, the system impurity, the evolution of Mandel parameter and entropy were calculated. A comparison between Shannon and von Neumann entropies in the present scenario is done, which could be of interest in quantum information. Another comparison, between the present approach with the traditional treatment concerning decoherence of a system state, was also considered.
Key words: Solid State and Materials
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