The Wigner distribution function

G. J. Iafrate, H. L. Grubin, D. K. Ferry

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this letter, the relationship between the characteristic function for two arbitrary noncommuting observables and a generalized Wigner distribution function is established. This distribution function is shown to have no simple interpretation in the sense of probability theory but, in lieu of its special properties, can be used directly for calculating the expectation values of observables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Wigner distribution function'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Iafrate, G. J., Grubin, H. L., & Ferry, D. K. (1982). The Wigner distribution function. Physics Letters A, 87(4), 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/0375-9601(82)90097-4