Hybrid quantum-classical models as constrained quantum systems

Research paper by M. Radonjic, S. Prvanovic, N. Buric

Indexed on: 07 Jun '12Published on: 07 Jun '12Published in: Quantum Physics


Constrained Hamiltonian description of the classical limit is utilized in order to derive consistent dynamical equations for hybrid quantum-classical systems. Starting with a compound quantum system in the Hamiltonian formulation conditions for classical behavior are imposed on one of its subsystems and the corresponding hybrid dynamical equations are derived. The presented formalism suggests that the hybrid systems have properties that are not exhausted by those of quantum and classical systems.