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quasi-free quantum state

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Idea

In quantum field theory a quantum state is called quasi-free if

  1. its n-point functions are non-vanishing only for even nn;

  2. its 2-point function determines all its nn-point functions.

This reflects the structure of the Wick algebra of quantum observables for the free field.

Examples

References

  • Marek Radzikowski, p. 4 of Micro-local approach to the Hadamard condition in quantum field theory on curved space-time, Commun. Math. Phys. 179 (1996), 529–553 (Euclid)

  • Igor Khavkine, Valter Moretti, section 2.4 of Algebraic QFT in Curved Spacetime and quasifree Hadamard states: an introduction, Chapter 5 in Romeo Brunetti et al. (eds.) Advances in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory, Springer, 2015 (arXiv:1412.5945)

Revised on August 5, 2017 11:02:24 by Urs Schreiber (94.220.75.2)