The cryptohermitian smeared-coordinate representation of wave functions

Miloslav Znojil

The one-dimensional real line of coordinates is replaced, for simplification or approximation purposes, by an N-plet of the so called Gauss-Hermite grid points. These grid points are interpreted as the eigenvalues of a tridiagonal matrix \(\mathfrak{q}_0\) which proves rather complicated. Via the “zeroth” Dyson-map \(\Omega_0\) the “operator of position” \(\mathfrak{q}_0\) is then further simplified into an isospectral matrix \(Q_0\) which is found optimal for the purpose. As long as the latter matrix appears non-Hermitian it is not an observable in the manifestly “false” Hilbert space \({\cal H}^{(F)}:=\mathbb{R}^N\). For this reason the optimal operator \(Q_0\) is assigned the family of its isospectral avatars \(\mathfrak{h}_\alpha\), \(\alpha=(0,)\,1,2,…\). They are, by construction, selfadjoint in the respective \(\alpha-\)dependent image Hilbert spaces \({\cal H}^{(P)}_\alpha\) obtained from \({\cal H}^{(F)}\) by the respective “new” Dyson maps \(\Omega_\alpha\). In the ultimate step of simplification, the inner product in the F-superscripted space is redefined in an {\it ad hoc}, $\alpha-$dependent manner. The resulting “simplest”, S-superscripted representations \({\cal H}^{(S)}_\alpha\) of the eligible physical Hilbert spaces of states (offering different dynamics) then emerge as, by construction, unitary equivalent to the (i.e., indistinguishable from the) respective awkward, P-superscripted and \(\alpha-\)subscripted physical Hilbert spaces.
Quantum Physics (quant-ph); Mathematical Physics (math-ph)

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