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Semiclassical trace formulae using coherent states

Mehlig, Bernhard and Wilkinson, Michael (2001). Semiclassical trace formulae using coherent states. Annalen der Physik, 10(6-7) pp. 541–559.

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Abstract

We derive semiclassical trace formulae including Gutzwiller's trace formula using coherent states. This formulation has several advantages over the usual coordinate-space formulation. Using a coherent-state basis makes it immediately obvious that classical periodic orbits make separate contributions to the trace of the quantum-mechanical time evolution operator. In addition, our approach is manifestly canonically invariant at all stages, and leads to the simplest possible derivation of Gutzwiller's formula.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH, Fed. Rep of Germany
ISSN: 1521-3889
Keywords: semiclassical approximation; trace formulae; coherent states
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 25380
Depositing User: Michael Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 16:17
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2011 16:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25380
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