Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 41–55

New “Coherent” States associated with non-compact groups

  • A. O. Barut
  • L. Girardello
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01646483

Cite this article as:
Barut, A.O. & Girardello, L. Commun.Math. Phys. (1971) 21: 41. doi:10.1007/BF01646483

Abstract

Generalized “Coherent” States are the eigenstates of the lowering and raising operators of non-compact groups. In particular the discrete series of representations ofSO (2, 1) are studied in detail: the resolution of the identity and the connection with the Hilbert spaces of entire functions of growth (1, 1). Also discussed are the application to the evaluation of matrix elements of finite group elements and the contraction to the usual coherent states.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. Barut
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Girardello
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulder
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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