Volume 18, Issue 1
Numerical Path Integral Approach to Quantum Dynamics and Stationary Quantum States

Ilkka Ruokosenm¨aki and Tapio T. Rantala


Commun. Comput. Phys., 18 (2015), pp. 91-103.

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  • Abstract

Applicability of Feynman path integral approach to numerical simulations of quantum dynamics of an electron in real time domain is examined. Coherent quantum dynamics is demonstrated with one dimensional test cases (quantum dot models) and performance of the Trotter kernel as compared with the exact kernels is tested. Also, a novel approach for finding the ground state and other stationary sates is presented. This is based on the incoherent propagation in real time. For both approaches the Monte Carlo grid and sampling are tested and compared with regular grids and sampling. We asses the numerical prerequisites for all of the above.

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Published online: 2018-04

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