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Properties of ``Quadratic'' Canonical Commutation Relation Representations

### Abstract

A class of representations of the canonical commutation relations is studied, each of which is characterized by an expectation functional that is the exponential of a Euclidean‐invariant quadratic form of the test functions. The underlying field operators are realized as the direct product of two Fock representations and the consequences of this realization are analyzed. Compatible Hamiltonians are constructed and an extensive study of the most general quadratic Hamiltonians is presented. In order to include thermodynamic examples, the analysis includes indefinite Hamiltonian spectra as well as the usual definite spectra. Finally, conditions are given for a theory to be local in the sense that all time derivatives of the field operator commute with one another at equal times but unequal spatial arguments.

© 1969 The American Institute of Physics

Received 28 February 1969
Published online 04 November 2003