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Pramana

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 363–367 | Cite as

Quantum first-passage problem

Quantum Statistics

Abstract

Formulation of quantum first passage problem is attempted in terms of a restricted Feynman path integral that simulates an absorbing barrier as in the corresponding classical case. The positivity of the resulting probability density, however, remains to be demonstrated.

Keywords

First passage path decomposition absorbing barrier traversal time collapse of wave function Stochastic quantization 

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© the Indian Academy of Sciences 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • N Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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