Berry phase for a spin 1/2 particle in a classical fluctuating field

Gabriele De Chiara, Massimo Palma

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Abstract

The effect of fluctuations in the classical control parameters on the Berry phase of a spin 1/2 interacting with an adiabatically cyclically varying magnetic field is analyzed. It is explicitly shown that in the adiabatic limit dephasing is due to fluctuations of the dynamical phase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904041-904044
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2003

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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