Universal spectral form factor for chaotic dynamics

S Heusler, S Muller, P Braun, F Haake

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We consider the semiclassical limit of the spectral form factor K(Ï„) of fully chaotic dynamics. Starting from the Gutzwiller-type double sum over classical periodic orbits we set out to recover the universal behaviour predicted by random-matrix theory, both for dynamics with and without time reversal invariance. For times smaller than half the Heisenberg time TH -f+1, we extend the previously known Ï„-expansion to include the cubic term. Beyond confirming the random-matrix behaviour of individual spectra, the virtue of that extension is that the 'diagrammatic rules' come in sight which determine the families of orbit pairs responsible for all orders of the Ï„-expansion.
Translated title of the contributionUniversal spectral form factor for chaotic dynamics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L31 - L37
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume37 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

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Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd


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