Non-Hermitian coupled cluster method for non-stationary systems and its interaction-picture reinterpretation

R. F. Bishop, M. Znojil

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The interaction picture in a non-Hermitian realization is discussed in detail and considered for its practical use in many-body quantum physics. The resulting non-Hermitian interaction-picture (NHIP) description of dynamics, in which both the wave functions and operators belonging to physical observables cease to remain constant in time, is a non-Hermitian generalization of the traditional Dirac picture of standard quantum mechanics, which itself is widely used in quantum field theory calculations. Particular attention is paid here to the variational (or, better, bivariational) and dynamical (i.e., non-stationary) aspects that are characteristic of the coupled cluster method (CCM) techniques that nowadays form one of the most versatile and most accurate of all available formulations of quantum many-body theory. In so doing we expose and exploit multiple parallels between the NHIP and the CCM in its time-dependent versions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number374 (35pp)
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Early online date27 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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