International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 2153–2186 | Cite as

Quantization by Parts, Maximal Symmetric Operators, and Quantum Circuits

  • K. Kong Wan
  • R. H. Fountain
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Abstract

In the context of a generalized quantum theorywhich admits maximal symmetric operators as observables,we discuss a quantization scheme which cansystematically deal with what may be called quantumcircuits. The scheme, known as the method of quantizationby parts, has recently been applied to obtain a newderivation of the Josephson equation for thesupercurrent through a Josephson junction in asuperconducting circuit. This paper presents an application ofthis scheme to several circuit configurations, namely,from one branch to many-branch circuits. We also proposean experimental test on whether the condensate is always in a pure state, using a three-branchY-shape circuit.

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