Propagator approach for time evolving wave packets in the quantum kicked rotator

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Abstract

We outline a method for time evolving narrow wave packets in the quantum-mechanical kicked rotator, an archetype of quantum chaos. We employ the approximation that the boundary conditions may be neglected. The evolution between kicks may then be carried out using the one-dimensional free-particle propagator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Volume143
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2002

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Keywords

  • Kicked rotator
  • Quantum chaos
  • Wave-packet dynamics

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Propagator approach for time evolving wave packets in the quantum kicked rotator. / Bowman, Gary E.

In: Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 143, No. 2, 15.02.2002, p. 181-186.

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