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Effect of intersubsystem coupling on the geometric phase in a bipartite system

Research paper by X. X. Yi, Erik Sjöqvist

Indexed on: 26 Oct '04Published on: 26 Oct '04Published in: Quantum Physics



Abstract

The influence of intersubsystem coupling on the cyclic adiabatic geometric phase in bipartite systems is investigated. We examine the geometric phase effects for two uniaxially coupled spin$-{1/2}$ particles, both driven by a slowly rotating magnetic field. It is demonstrated that the relation between the geometric phase and the solid angle enclosed by the magnetic field is broken by the spin-spin coupling, in particular leading to a quenching effect on the geometric phase in the strong coupling limit.