1. Phenomenology of quantum eigenstates in mixed-type systems: Lemon billiards with complex phase space structureČrt Lozej, Dragan Lukman, Marko Robnik, 2022, original scientific article Abstract: The boundary of the lemon billiards is defined by the intersection of two circles of equal unit radius with the distance 2B between their centers, as introduced by Heller and Tomsovic [E. J. Heller and S. Tomsovic, Phys. Today 46, 38 (1993)]. This paper is a continuation of our recent papers on a classical and quantum ergodic lemon billiard (B = 0.5) with strong stickiness effects [C. Lozej ˇ et al., Phys. Rev. E 103, 012204 (2021)], as well as on the three billiards with a simple mixed-type phase space and no stickiness [C. Lozej ˇ et al., Nonlin. Phenom. Complex Syst. 24, 1 (2021)]. Here we study two classical and quantum lemon billiards, for the cases B = 0.1953, 0.083, which are mixed-type billiards with a complex structure of phase space, without significant stickiness regions. A preliminary study of their spectra was published recently [ C. Lozej, D. Lukman, and M. ˇ Robnik, Physics 3, 888 (2021)]. We calculate a very large number (106) of consecutive eigenstates and their Poincaré-Husimi (PH) functions, and analyze their localization properties by studying the entropy localization measure and the normalized inverse participation ratio. We introduce an overlap index, which measures the degree of the overlap of PH functions with classically regular and chaotic regions. We observe the existence of regular states associated with invariant tori and chaotic states associated with the classically chaotic regions, and also the mixed-type states. We show that in accordance with the Berry-Robnik picture and the principle of uniform semiclassical condensation of PH functions, the relative fraction of mixed-type states decreases as a power law with increasing energy, thus, in the strict semiclassical limit, leaving only purely regular and chaotic states. Our approach offers a general phenomenological overview of the structural and localization properties of PH functions in quantum mixed-type Hamiltonian systems. Keywords: quantum physics, energy, localization, quantum chaos, billiards, chaotic systems Published in DKUM: 12.10.2023; Views: 288; Downloads: 17 Full text (5,44 MB) This document has many files! More... |
2. Transport and Localization in Classical and Quantum BilliardsČrt Lozej, 2020, doctoral dissertation Abstract: In this thesis the classical and quantum dynamics in billiard systems are considered. Extensive numerical studies of the classical transport properties in several examples of billiard families including the ergodic Bunimovich stadium and cut-circle billiards and the mixed-type Robnik and lemon billiards are performed. The analysis of the transport is based on the random model of diffusion which assumes that due the strongly chaotic dynamics the motion of the orbit on the discretized phase space is temporally uncorrelated. The cause of the deviations from the random model dynamics is traced to dynamical trapping due to stickiness. A novel approach to locally quantifying stickiness based on the statistics of the recurrence times is presented and applied to distinguish between exponential decays of recurrence times and other types of decays. This enables the identification of sticky areas in the chaotic components. Detailed maps of their structure for a wide range of parameter values, mapping the evolution of the mixed-phase spaces and revealing some particularly interesting special examples are presented. The recurrence time distributions in sticky areas are found to be well described by a mixture of exponential decays. The transport of particle ensembles in the momentum space of classical billiards is described by using an inhomogeneous diffusion model and the classical transport times are determined. The classical transport times are vital for the analysis of the localization of chaotic eigenstates in quantum billiards. The control parameter that describes the the degree of localization of the chaotic quantum eigenstates is the ratio between the Heisenberg time (Planck's constant divided by the mean level spacing) and the classical transport time. Extensive numerical calculations of the high-lying spectra and eigenstates of the stadium, Robnik and lemon quantum billiards are performed. The spectral statistics are analysed in terms of the standard methods of quantum chaos. The level repulsion exponent of localized eigenstates is found to be a rational function of the control parameter. The degree of localization is determined with respect to localization measures based on the Poincaré-Husimi representation of the eigenstates. The mean localization measure is found to be a rational function of the control parameter and linearly related to the level repulsion exponent. The distributions of the localization measures are analysed and found to be of a universal shape well described by a two parameter empirical distribution in billiards with no apparent stickiness. The nonuniversal system specific features of localization measure distributions are related to the presence of sticky areas in the phase spaces of classical billiards with specific examples shown. Keywords: Transport, localization, chaos, quantum chaos, Hamiltonian systems, level spacing distribution, mixed phase space, billiard, quantum billiard, Husimi functions, stickiness, cantorus, chaotic eigenstates, level repulsion. Published in DKUM: 13.01.2021; Views: 1559; Downloads: 158 Full text (24,93 MB) |
3. Statistical Properties of Time-dependent SystemsDiego Fregolente Mendes De Oliveira, 2012, doctoral dissertation Abstract: In the dissertation I have dealt with time-dependent (nonautonomous) systems,
the conservative (Hamiltonian) as well as dissipative, and investigated their dynamical
and statistical properties. In conservative (Hamiltonian) time-dependent systems the
energy is not conserved, whilst the Liouville theorem about the conservation of the phase
space volume still applies. We are interested to know, whether the system can gain
energy, and whether this energy can grow unbounded, up to infinity, and we are
interested in the system's behaviour in the mean, as well as its statistical
properties. An example of such a system goes back to the 1940s, when Fermi proposed
the acceleration of cosmic rays (in the first place protons) upon the collisions
with moving magnetic domains in the interstellar medium of our Galaxy,
and in other galaxies. He then proposed a simple mechanical one-dimensional model,
the so-called Fermi-Ulam Model (FUM), where a point particle is moving between two
rigid walls, one being at rest and the other one oscillating. If the oscillation
is periodic and smooth, it turned out in a nontrivial way, which is, in the
modern era of understanding the chaotic dynamical systems, well understood,
namely that the unbounded increasing of the energy (the so-called Fermi
acceleration) is not possible, due to the barriers in form of invariant tori,
which partition the phase space into regions, between which the transitions are
not possible. The research has then been extended to other simple dyanamical
systems, which have complex dynamics. The first was so-called bouncer model,
in which a point particle bounces off the oscillating platform in a gravitational
field. In this simple system the Fermi acceleration is possible. Later
the research was directed towards two-dimensional billiard systems. It turned
out that the Fermi acceleration is possible in all such systems, which are at least
partially chaotic (of the mixed type), or even in a system that is integrable
as static, namely in case of the elliptic billiard. (The circle billiard
is an exception, because it is always integrable, as the angular momentum
is conserved even in time-dependent case.) The study of time-dependent systems
has developed strongly worldwide around the 1990s, in particular in 2000s,
and became one of the central topics in nonlinear dynamics. It turned out,
quite generally, but formal and implicit, in the sense of mathematical
existence theorems, that in nonautonomous Hamilton systems the energy can
grow unbounded, meaning that the system ``pumps" the energy from the environment
with which it interacts. There are many open questions: how does the energy
increase with time, in particular in the mean of some representative ensemble
of initial conditions (typically the phase space of two-dimensional time-dependent
billiards is four-dimensional.) It turned out that almost everywhere the power laws
apply, empirically, based on the numerical calculations, but with various
acceleration exponents. If the Fermi acceleration is not posssible, like e.g.
in the FUM, due to the invariant tori, then after a certain time of acceleration
stage the crossover into the regime of saturation takes place, whose
characteristics also follow the power laws. One of the central themes in
the dissertation is the study of these power laws, their critical exponents,
analytical relationships among them, using the scaling analysis
(Leonel, McClintock and Silva, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004). Furthermore, the central
theme is the question, what happens, if, in a nonautonomous Hamilton system
which exhibits Fermi acceleration, we introduce dissipation, either
at the collisions with the walls (collisional dissipation) or
during the free motion (in-flight dissipation, due to the viscosity
of the fluid or the drag force etc.). Dissipation typically transforms
the periodic points into point attractors and chaotic components into
chaotic attractors. The Fermi acceleration is always suppressed.
We are interested in the phase portraits of Keywords: nonlinear dynamics, dynamical systems, conservative and dissipative
systems, time-dependent systems, Fermi acceleration, billiards, kicked systems, chaos, chaotic and periodic attractors, bifurcations, boundary crisis Published in DKUM: 19.09.2012; Views: 3259; Downloads: 159 Full text (16,09 MB) |
4. Nonlinear time series analysis of the human electrocardiogramMatjaž Perc, 2005, original scientific article Abstract: We analyse the human electrocardiogram with simple nonlinear time series analysis methods that are appropriate for graduate as well as undergraduate courses. In particular, attention is devoted to the notions of determinism and stationarity in physiological data. We emphasize that methods of nonlinear time series analysis can be successfully applied only if the studied data set originates from a deterministic stationary system. After positively establishing the presence of determinism and stationarity in the studied electrocardiogram, we calculate the maximal Lyapunov exponent, thus providing interesting insights into the dynamics of the human heart. Moreover, to facilitate interest and enable the integration of nonlinear time series analysis methods into the curriculum at an early stage of the educational process, we also provide user-friendly programs for each implemented method. Keywords: dynamic systems, chaotic systems, nonlinear dynamics, electrocardiogram, human electrocardiogram, nonlinear analyses Published in DKUM: 07.06.2012; Views: 2504; Downloads: 114 Link to full text |
5. Visualizing the attraction of strange attractorsMatjaž Perc, 2005, original scientific article Abstract: We describe a simple new method that provides instructive insights into the dynamics of chaotic time-continuous systems that yield strange attractors as solutions in the phase space. In particular, we show that the norm of the vector field component that is orthogonal to the trajectory is an excellent quantity for visualizing the attraction of strange attractors, thus promoting the understanding of their formation and overall structure. Furthermore, based on the existence of zero orthogonal field strengths in planes that form low-dimensional strange attractors, we also provide an innovative explanation for the origin of chaotic behaviour. For instructive purposes, we first apply the method to a simple limit cycle attractor, and then analyse two paradigmatic mathematical models for classical time-continuous chaos. To facilitate the use of our method in graduate as well as undergraduate courses, we also provide user-friendly programs in which the presented theory is implemented. Keywords: dynamic systems, chaotic systems, nonlinear dynamics, attractors, strange attractors Published in DKUM: 07.06.2012; Views: 2441; Downloads: 99 Link to full text |
6. Thoughts out of noiseMatjaž Perc, 2006, original scientific article Abstract: We study the effects of additive Gaussian noise on the behaviour of a simple spatially extended system, which is locally modelled by a nonlinear two-dimensional iterated map describing neuronal dynamics. In particular, we focus on the ability of noise to induce spatially ordered patterns, i. e. the so-called noise-induced pattern formation. For intermediate noise intensities, the spatially extended system exhibits ordered circular waves, thereby clearly manifesting the constructive role of random perturbations. The emergence of observed noise-induced patterns is explained with simple arguments that are obtained by analysing the typical spatial scale of patterns evoked by various diffusion coefficients. Since discrete-time systems are straightforward to implement and require modest computational capabilities, the present study describes one of the most fascinating and visually compelling examples of noise-induced self-organization in nonlinear systems in an accessible way for graduate or even advanced undergraduate students attending a nonlinear dynamics course. Keywords: dynamic systems, chaotic systems, nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear systems, noise, nonlinear analyses Published in DKUM: 07.06.2012; Views: 1680; Downloads: 40 Link to full text |
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8. Singing of Neoconocephalus robustus as an example of deterministic chaos in insectsTina Perc Benko, Matjaž Perc, 2007, original scientific article Abstract: We use nonlinear time series analysis methods to analyse the dynamics of the sound-producing apparatus of the katydid Neoconocephalus robustus. We capture the dynamics by analysing a recording of the singing activity. First, we reconstruct the phase space from the sound recording and test it against determinism and stationarity. After confirming determinism and stationarity, we show that the maximal Lyapunov exponent of the series is positive, which is a strong indicator for the chaotic behaviour of the system. We discuss that methods of nonlinear time series analysis can yield instructive insights and foster the understanding of acoustic communication among insects. Keywords: chaotic systems, chaos, time series, time series analyses, insect sounds, katydid Published in DKUM: 07.06.2012; Views: 1923; Downloads: 504 Full text (1,05 MB) This document has many files! More... |
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10. Proximity to periodic windows in bifurcation diagrams as a gateway to coherence resonance in chaotic systemsMarko Gosak, Matjaž Perc, 2007, original scientific article Abstract: We show that chaotic states situated in the proximity of periodic windows in bifurcation diagrams are eligible for the observation of coherence resonance. In particular, additive Gaussian noise of appropriate intensity can enhance the temporal order in such chaotic states in a resonant manner. Results obtained for the logistic map and the Lorenz equations suggest that the presented mechanism of coherence resonance is valid beyond particularities of individual systems. We attribute the findings to the increasing attraction of imminent periodic orbits and the ability of noise to anticipate their existence and use a modified wavelet analysis to support our arguments. Keywords: chaotic systems, spatial resonance, coherence resonance, nonlinear systems, noise, spatial dynamics, mathematical models, bifurcation diagrame Published in DKUM: 07.06.2012; Views: 2407; Downloads: 135 Link to full text This document has many files! More... |