A soluble model for scattering and decay in quaternionic quantum mechanics. II. Scattering

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Abstract

In a previous article, it was shown that a soluble model can be constructed for the the description of a decaying system in analogy to the Lee-Friedrichs model of complex quantum theory. It is shown here that this model also provides a soluble scattering theory, and therefore constitutes a model for a decay-scattering system. Generalized second resolvent equations are obtained for quaternionic scattering theory. It is shown explicitly for this model, in accordance with a general theorem of Adler, that the scattering matrix is complex subalgebra valued. It is also shown that the method of Adler, using an effective optical potential in the complex sector to describe the effect of the quaternionic interactions, is equivalent to the general method of Green's functions described here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2761-2771
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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