05 Seminars
Complex Paths for
Dr. Normann Mertig
Tokyo Metropolitan University
For generic non-integrable systems we show that a semiclassical prediction of tunneling rates between regular and chaotic phase-space regions is possible. Our prediction is based on complex paths which can be constructed despite the obstacle of natural boundaries. The semiclassically obtained tunneling rates are in excellent agreement with numerical tunneling rates for the standard map where few complex paths dominate.
Last updated: February 25, 2015