We examine the effect of the decoherence-induced reduction of correlation length on a one-dimensional scattering problem by solving numerically the evolution equation for the Wigner function with decoherence proposed by Barletti et al. [J. Comput. Theor. Transp. 47, 209 (2018)]. The numerical solution is achieved by the splitting-scheme algorithm, suitably modified to include the decoherence term. Three cases are examined, corresponding to a reflection-dominated regime, a transmission-dominated regime, and an intermediate one. The dynamic evolution of the Wigner function is followed until the separation process of the reflected and of the transmitted packets is complete and it is observed for three different values of the correlation length. The outcomes show a broadening and flattening of the Wigner function which becomes progressively more pronounced as the correlation length is decreased. This results in a reduced reflection at low energies and in a reduced transmission at high energies.
Wigner function with correlation damping / Barletti, Luigi; Bordone, Paolo; Demeio, Lucio; Giovannini, Elisa. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. E. - ISSN 2470-0045. - STAMPA. - 104:(2021), pp. 044112(1)-044112(12). [10.1103/PhysRevE.104.044112]