We present a classical analog of the quantum metric tensor, which is defined for classical integrable systems that undergo an adiabatic evolution governed by slowly varying parameters. This classical metric measures the distance, on the parameter space, between two infinitesimally different points in phase space, whereas the quantum metric tensor measures the distance between two infinitesimally different quantum states. We discuss the properties of this metric and calculate its components, exactly in the cases of the generalized harmonic oscillator, the generalized harmonic oscillator with a linear term, and perturbatively for the quartic anharmonic oscillator. Finally, we propose alternative expressions for the quantum metric tensor and Berry's connection in terms of quantum operators.
American Physical Society
29 Mar 2019
Volume: 99 Issue: 3 Pages: 032144
Physical Review E