# Non-perturbative response: Chaos versus disorder Academic Article

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### abstract

• Quantized chaotic systems are generically characterized by two energy scales: the mean level spacing $\Delta$, and the bandwidth $\Delta_b\propto\hbar$. This implies that with respect to driving such systems have an adiabatic, a perturbative, and a non-perturbative regimes. A "strong" quantal non-perturbative response effect is found for {\em disordered} systems that are described by random matrix theory models. Is there a similar effect for quantized {\em chaotic} systems? Theoretical arguments cannot exclude the existence of a "weak" non-perturbative response effect, but our numerics demonstrate an unexpected degree of semiclassical correspondence. Comment: 8 pages, 2 figures, final version to be published in JPA

### publication date

• January 1, 2003