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Quasi-probability distributions for arbitrary operators

  • Marlan O. Scully
  • Leon Cohen
C. Wigner Contributions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 278)

Keywords

Characteristic Function Joint Distribution Wigner Distribution Arbitrary Operator Correspondence Rule 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlan O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leon Cohen
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck Institut für QuantenoptikGarching bei MünchenWest Germany
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Studies and Dept. of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Hunter College and Graduate CenterThe City University of New YorkUSA
  4. 4.Center for Advanced StudiesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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