Structure of resonance eigenfunctions for chaotic systems with partial escape

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Physical systems are often neither completely closed nor completely open, but instead are best described by dynamical systems with partial escape or absorption. In this paper we introduce classical measures that explain the main properties of resonance eigenfunctions of chaotic quantum systems with partial escape. We construct a family of conditionally invariant measures with varying decay rates by interpolating between the natural measures of the forward and backward dynamics. Numerical simulations in a representative system show that our classical measures correctly describe the main features of the quantum eigenfunctions: Their multifractal phase-space distribution, their product structure along stable and unstable directions, and their dependence on the decay rate. The (Jensen-Shannon) distance between classical and quantum measures goes to zero in the semiclassical limit for long-and short-lived eigenfunctions, while it remains finite for intermediate cases.


Original languageEnglish
Article number052205
JournalPhysical Review E
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

External IDs

PubMed 31869968