Initial states and decoherence of histories

Artur Scherer*, Andrei N. Soklakov

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We study decoherence properties of arbitrarily long histories constructed from a fixed projective partition of a finite dimensional Hilbert space. We show that decoherence of such histories for all initial states that are naturally induced by the projective partition implies decoherence for arbitrary initial states. In addition we generalize the simple necessary decoherence condition [Scherer, Phys. Lett. A 326, 307 (2004)] for such histories to the case of arbitrary coarse graining.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042108
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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