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Staircase functions, spectral regidity and a rule for quantizing chaos

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Abstract

Considering the Selberg trace formula as an exact version of Gutzwiller`s semiclassical periodic-orbit theory in the case of the free motion on compact Riemann surfaces with constant negative curvature (Hadamard-Gutzwiller model), we study two complementary basic problems in quantum chaology: the computation of the calssical staircase N(l), the number of periodic orbits with length shorter than l, in terms of the quantal energy spectrum {l_brace}E{sub n}{r_brace}, the computation of the spectral staircase N (E), the number of quantal energies below the energy E, in terms of the length spectrum {l_brace}l{sub n}{r_brace} of the classical periodic orbits. A formulation of the periodic-orbit theory is presented which is intrinsically unsmoothed, but for which an effective smoothing arises from the limited `input data`, i.e. from the limited knowledge of the periodic orbits in the case of N(E) and the limited knowledge of quantal energies in the case of N(l). Based on the periodic-orbit formula for N(E), we propose a new rule for quantizing chaos, which simply states that the quantal energies are determined by the zeros of the function {xi}{sub 1}(E) = cos ({pi}N(E)). The formulas for N(l) and N(E) as well as the new quantization condition are tested numerically. Furthermore, it is  More>>
Authors:
Aurich, R; Steiner, F [1] 
  1. Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
DESY-91-082
Reference Number:
SCA: 661100; PA: DEN-92:000321; SN: 92000645200
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1991
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; RIEMANN SPACE; ORBITS; QUANTIZATION; SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION; ENERGY SPECTRA; SPECTRAL FUNCTIONS; 661100; CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS
OSTI ID:
10112652
Research Organizations:
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92758902; CNN: Contract DFG Ste 241/4-3; TRN: DE9200321
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
20 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Aurich, R, and Steiner, F. Staircase functions, spectral regidity and a rule for quantizing chaos. Germany: N. p., 1991. Web.
Aurich, R, & Steiner, F. Staircase functions, spectral regidity and a rule for quantizing chaos. Germany.
Aurich, R, and Steiner, F. 1991. "Staircase functions, spectral regidity and a rule for quantizing chaos." Germany.
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title = {Staircase functions, spectral regidity and a rule for quantizing chaos}
author = {Aurich, R, and Steiner, F}
abstractNote = {Considering the Selberg trace formula as an exact version of Gutzwiller`s semiclassical periodic-orbit theory in the case of the free motion on compact Riemann surfaces with constant negative curvature (Hadamard-Gutzwiller model), we study two complementary basic problems in quantum chaology: the computation of the calssical staircase N(l), the number of periodic orbits with length shorter than l, in terms of the quantal energy spectrum {l_brace}E{sub n}{r_brace}, the computation of the spectral staircase N (E), the number of quantal energies below the energy E, in terms of the length spectrum {l_brace}l{sub n}{r_brace} of the classical periodic orbits. A formulation of the periodic-orbit theory is presented which is intrinsically unsmoothed, but for which an effective smoothing arises from the limited `input data`, i.e. from the limited knowledge of the periodic orbits in the case of N(E) and the limited knowledge of quantal energies in the case of N(l). Based on the periodic-orbit formula for N(E), we propose a new rule for quantizing chaos, which simply states that the quantal energies are determined by the zeros of the function {xi}{sub 1}(E) = cos ({pi}N(E)). The formulas for N(l) and N(E) as well as the new quantization condition are tested numerically. Furthermore, it is shown that the staircase N(E) computed from the length spectrum yields (up to a constant) a good description of the spectral rigidity {Delta}{sub 3}(L), being the first numerical attempt to compute a statistical property of the quantal energy spectrum of a chaotic system from classical periodic orbits. (orig.).}
place = {Germany}
year = {1991}
month = {Jul}
}