Quantum Mechanics of Harmonic Oscillator in External Fields

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-3073
Published March 01, 2002 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A report presents a theoretical study of a harmonic oscillator in homogeneous or nonhomogeneous externally applied electric and/or gravitational fields. The standard quantum-mechanical formalism for a simple harmonic oscillator, starting with the Hamiltonian and the associated creation and annihilation operators, is modified to incorporate the additional terms representing the external fields. The correspondingly modified solutions of the Schroedinger equation are derived.