Non-perturbative response: Chaos versus disorder Academic Article uri icon


  • Quantized chaotic systems are generically characterized by two energy scales: the mean level spacing Δ, and the bandwidth Δ b∝ hbar. This implies that with respect to driving such systems have an adiabatic, a perturbative and a non-perturbative regimes. A'strong'nonlinearity in the response, due to a quantal non-perturbative effect, is found for disordered systems that are described by random matrix theory models. Is there a similar effect for quantized chaotic systems? Theoretical arguments cannot exclude the existence of an analogous' weak'version of the above-mentioned nonlinear response effect, but our numerics demonstrates an unexpected degree of semiclassical correspondence.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003