Diffractive energy spreading and its semiclassical limit

@article{Stotland2006DiffractiveES,
title={Diffractive energy spreading and its semiclassical limit},
author={A. Stotland and Doron Cohen},
journal={Journal of Physics A},
year={2006},
volume={39},
pages={10703-10721}
}

We consider driven systems where the driving induces jumps in energy space: (1) particles pulsed by a step potential; (2) particles in a box with a moving wall; (3) particles in a ring driven by an electro-motive-force. In all these cases, the route towards quantum-classical correspondence is highly non-trivial. Some insight is gained by observing that the dynamics in energy space, where n is the level index, is essentially the same as that of Bloch electrons in a tight binding model, where n… CONTINUE READING