Abstract:
The reaction matrix of a cavity with attached waveguides connects scattering properties to properties of a corresponding closed billiard for which the waveguides are cut off by straight walls. On the one hand this matrix is directly related to the S-matrix, on the other hand it can be expressed by a spectral sum over all eigenfunctions of the closed system. However, in the physically relevant situation where these eigenfunctions vanish on the impenetrable boundaries of the closed billiard, the spectral sum for the reaction matrix, as it was used before, fails to converge and does not reliably reproduce the scattering properties. We derive here a convergent representation of the reaction matrix in terms of eigenmodes satisfying Dirichlet boundary conditions and demonstrate its validity in the rectangular and the Sinai billiards.

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It is shown that the Husimi representations of chaotic eigenstates are strongly correlated along classical trajectories. These correlations extend across the whole system size and, unlike the corresponding eigenfunction correlations in configuration space, they persist in the semiclassical limit. A quantitative theory is developed on the basis of Gaussian wavepacket dynamics and random-matrix arguments. The role of symmetries is discussed for the example of time-reversal invariance.

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We obtained the spectrum of the Sinai billiard as the zeroes of a secular equation, which is based on the scattering matrix of a related scattering problem. We show that this quantization method provides an efficient numerical scheme, and its implementation for the present case gives a few thousands of levels without encountering any serious difficulty. We use the numerical data to check some approximations which are essential for the derivation of a semiclassical quantization method based also on this scattering approach.

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The dynamical properties of exciton transfer coupled to polarization vibrations in a two site system are investigated in detail. A fixed point analysis of the full system of Bloch - oscillator equations representing the coupled excitonic - vibronic flow is performed. For overcritical polarization a bifurcation converting the stable bonding ground state to a hyperbolic unstable state which is basic to the dynamical properties of the model is obtained. The phase space of the system is generally of a mixed type: Above bifurcation chaos develops starting from the region of the hyperbolic state and spreading with increasing energy over the Bloch sphere leaving only islands of regular dynamics. The behaviour of the polarization oscillator accordingly changes from regular to chaotic.

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The quantization of the electronic two site system interacting with a vibration is considered by using as the integrable reference system the decoupled oscillators resulting from the adiabatic approximation. A specific Bloch projection method is applied which demonstrates how besides some regular regions in the fine structure of the spectrum and the associated eigenvectors irregularities appear when passing from the low to the high coupling case. At the same time even for strong coupling some of the regular structure of the spectrum rooted in the adiabatic potentials is kept intact justifying the classification of this situation as incipience of quantum chaos.

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We consider the Schroedinger operator on graphs and study the spectral statistics of a unitary operator which represents the quantum evolution, or a quantum map on the graph. This operator is the quantum analogue of the classical evolution operator of the corresponding classical dynamics on the same graph. We derive a trace formula, which expresses the spectral density of the quantum operator in terms of periodic orbits on the graph, and show that one can reduce the computation of the two-point spectral correlation function to a well defined combinatorial problem. We illustrate this approach by considering an ensemble of simple graphs. We prove by a direct computation that the two-point correlation function coincides with the CUE expression for 2x2 matrices. We derive the same result using the periodic orbit approach in its combinatorial guise. This involves the use of advanced combinatorial techniques which we explain.

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The relation between the dynamical properties of a coupled quasiparticle-oscillator system in the mixed quantum-classical and fully quantized descriptions is investigated. The system is considered to serve as a model system for applying a stepwise quantization. Features of the nonlinear dynamics of the mixed description such as the presence of a separatrix structure or regular and chaotic motion are shown to be reflected in the evolution of the quantum state vector of the fully quantized system. In particular it is demonstrated how wave packets propagate along the separatrix structure of the mixed description and that chaotic dynamics leads to a strongly entangled quantum state vector. Special emphasis is given to view the system from a dynamical Born-Oppenheimer approximation defining integrable reference oscillators and elucidating the role of the nonadiabatic couplings which complements this approximation into a rigorous quantization scheme.

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We show that enhanced wavefunction localization due to the presence of short unstable orbits and strong scarring can rely on completely different mechanisms. Specifically we find that in quantum networks the shortest and most stable orbits do not support visible scars, although they are responsible for enhanced localization in the majority of the eigenstates. Scarring orbits are selected by a criterion which does not involve the classical Lyapunov exponent. We obtain predictions for the energies of visible scars and the distributions of scarring strengths and inverse participation ratios.

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We present a few combinatorial identities which were encountered in our work on the spectral theory of quantum graphs. They establish a new connection between the theory of random matrix ensembles and combinatorics.

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We connect quantum compact graphs with infinite leads, and turn them into scattering systems. We derive an exact expression for the scattering matrix, and explain how it is related to the spectrum of the corresponding closed graph. The resulting expressions allow us to get a clear understanding of the phenomenon of resonance trapping due to over-critical coupling with the leads. Finally, we analyze the statistical properties of the resonance widths and compare our results with the predictions of Random Matrix Theory. Deviations appearing due to the dynamical nature of the system are pointed out and explained.