### Abstract

We construct new types of stationary states for a particle in a homogeneous magnetic field, called states with squeezed center. In the limit of infinite squeezing we get back the Landau states, while in the case of zero squeezing we have the quasi-classically centered states. Usually the two limiting cases are obtained in different gauges, and this thought to be the essential difference between them. We show that actually a different choice of a good quantum number makes the distinction. We find the Wigner functions of these states, which being gauge invariant demonstrates explicitly this statement.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 35-42 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Acta Physica Hungarica, Series B: Quantum Electronics |

Volume | 1 |

Issue number | 2/- |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2004 |

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*Acta Physica Hungarica, Series B: Quantum Electronics*,

*1*(2/-), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1556/APH.20.2004.1-2.8

**Squeezed states, gauge invariance and Wigner functions of a particle in a homogeneous magnetic field.** / Benedict, M.; Czirják, A.; Peeters, F. M.

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*Acta Physica Hungarica, Series B: Quantum Electronics*, vol. 1, no. 2/-, pp. 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1556/APH.20.2004.1-2.8

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Squeezed states, gauge invariance and Wigner functions of a particle in a homogeneous magnetic field

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AU - Czirják, A.

AU - Peeters, F. M.

PY - 2004

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KW - Magnetic field

KW - Squeezed states

KW - Wigner function

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