A phase space investigation of the quartic oscillator ground state
Hakioğlu, Tahsin Tuğrul
Turkish Journal of Physics
Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey - TUBITAK,Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Arastirma Kurumu
393 - 398
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The symmetry and dynamics of the full solution of anharmonic oscillator with λ q4 type anharmonicity and unit oscillator frequency is studied numerically for intermediate values of λ using the Wigner function formalism. The calculations show that for any λ > 0 the ground state of the system quickly develops non-perturbative quantum fluctuations and beyond λ ∼ 0.5 any effective mean field assumption using correlated Gaussians is expected to fail. We briefly discuss the validity of the mean field solution below λ = 0.5 and compare with the numerical results. We further examine the marginal phase probability distribution corresponding to that of the exact phase operator. The marginal phase probability distrubution proves to be a valuable tool to extract the properties of the phase operator and it has potential use in building the necessary intuititive ground for the quantum action-angle formalism of the non-integrable quantum systems.