What are the quantum manifestations of classical stochasticity in a discrete level structure?

Yitzhak Weissman*, Joshua Jortner

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A numerical study of the energetics and tune evolution of the quantum-mechanical Henon-Heiles system does not exhibit any manifestation of the classical transition from quasiperiodic to chaotic motion. Chaotic quantum-mechanical dynamics is manifested by rapid dephasing of initially coherent wavepackets both below and above the classical transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-229
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1981

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