Construction of a unique metric in quasi-Hermitian quantum mechanics: Nonexistence of the charge operator in a 2 × 2 matrix model

Znojil M. ; Geyer H.B. (2006)


For a specific exactly solvable 2 × 2 matrix model with a PT-symmetric Hamiltonian possessing a real spectrum, we construct all the eligible physical metrics Θ > 0 and show that none of them admits a factorization Θ = CP in terms of an involutive charge operator C. Alternative ways of restricting the physical metric to a unique form are briefly discussed. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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