On the tomographic description of classical fields Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2012

start page

  • 1417

end page

  • 1425


  • 17


  • 376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9601

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2429


  • After a general description of the tomographic picture for classical systems, a tomographic description of free classical scalar fields is proposed both in a finite cavity and the continuum. The tomographic description is constructed in analogy with the classical tomographic picture of an ensemble of harmonic oscillators. The tomograms of a number of relevant states such as the canonical distribution, the classical counterpart of quantum coherent states and a new family of so-called Gauss&-Laguerre states, are discussed. Finally the Liouville equation for field states is described in the tomographic picture offering an alternative description of the dynamics of the system that can be extended naturally to other fields.


  • tomography; klein-gordon equation; liouville equation; gaussian states; gauss-laguerre states