1. Eigenstates
  2. Superpositions
  3. Coherent

Given eigenstates , a coherent state can be expressed as

for any complex number . leads to an oscillating Gaussian probability distribution in white.

  • The wavefunction is coloured by its phase.

  • The potential is quadratic,
  • and the probability density is white.

Move the red dot below to change the inital complex value, where .

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