Special Issue "PT-Symmetry in Physical Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: quantum optics; nonlinear optics; quantum information theory; quantum chaos; cellular automata
Recently, most intriguing and promising topics in modern physics have become those related to the description of the physical systems by non-Hermitian Hamiltonians. Especially, the Hamiltonians, which exhibit the PT-symmetry (parity-inversion plus time-reversal symmetry), have gained particular interest. Starting from the end of the previous century, they have attracted considerable and still increasing attention in both theoretical and experimental research. They concern critical phenomena, PT -symmetry breaking, and other aspects related to such Hamiltonians, and were the subject of numerous works dedicated to various areas ranging from mechanics, acoustics, electronics, classical and quantum optics, to optomechanics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and photonic crystals. Such studies are particularly relevant in finding ways to describe the coexistence of excitation and damping phenomena. Besides their practical aspects, advances in the research related to the PT-symmetric Hamiltonians can lead to the alternative formulation of quantum mechanics.
This Special Issue is devoted to the broad range of the topics which are related to the ideas of PT-symmetric Hamiltonians in classical and quantum models. I would like to invite all Colleagues to submit their original research results, reviews, and short communication articles to the Issue. Both theoretical and experimental proposals are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Wiesław Leoński
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- PT-symmetry braking
- non-Hermitian Hamiltonian
- exceptional points
- critical phenomena