Stochastic representation of the quantum quartic oscillator

Gennaro Tucci, Stefano De Nicola, Sascha Wald, Andrea Gambassi

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Recent experimental advances have inspired the development of theoretical tools to describe the non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum systems. Among them an exact representation of quantum spin systems in terms of classical stochastic processes has been proposed. Here we provide first steps towards the extension of this stochastic approach to bosonic systems by considering the one-dimensional quantum quartic oscillator. We show how to exactly parameterize the time evolution of this prototypical model via the dynamics of a set of classical variables. We interpret these variables as stochastic processes, which allows us to propose a novel way to numerically simulate the time evolution of the system. We benchmark our findings by considering analytically solvable limits and providing alternative derivations of known results.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
JournalSciPost Physics Core
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2023

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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