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Bifurcations of periodic orbits and uniform approximations.

Schomerus, Henning and Sieber, Martin (1997) Bifurcations of periodic orbits and uniform approximations. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 30. p. 4537. ISSN 1361-6447

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    Abstract

    We derive uniform approximations for contributions to Gutzwiller's periodic-orbit sum for the spectral density which are valid close to bifurcations of periodic orbits in systems with mixed phase space. There, orbits lie close together and give collective contributions, while the individual contributions of Gutzwiller's type would diverge at the bifurcation. New results for the tangent, the period-doubling and the period-tripling bifurcation are given. They are obtained by going beyond the local approximation and including higher-order terms in the normal form of the action. The uniform approximations obtained are tested on the kicked top and are found to be in excellent agreement with exact quantum results.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
    Subjects:
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 713
    Deposited By: Dr Henning Schomerus
    Deposited On: 31 Oct 2007
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:23
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/713

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