J.-W. van Holten, K. Scharnhorst: Nonlinear Bogolyubov-Valatin transformations and quaternions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 38(2005)10245-10252 [quant-ph/0411170, NIKHEF preprint NIKHEF 04-024] (DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/38/47/012). [SPIRES record]
Abstract: In introducing second quantization for fermions, Jordan and Wigner (1927/1928) observed that the algebra of a single pair of fermion creation and annihilation operators in quantum mechanics is closely related to the algebra of quaternions H. For the first time, here we exploit this fact to study nonlinear Bogolyubov-Valatin transformations (canonical transformations for fermions) for a single fermionic mode. By means of these transformations, a class of fermionic Hamiltonians in an external field is related to the standard Fermi oscillator
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