Quantum information scrambling and chaos induced by a Hermitian matrix (joint work with Uzy Smilansky)

29.05.2024, 13:00  –  Haus 9, Raum 0.17 und Zoom
Forschungsseminar Diskrete Spektraltheorie

Sven Gnutzmann

Abstract: Given an arbitrary Hermitian matrix, considered as a finite discrete quantum Hamiltonian, we use methods from graph and ergodic theories to construct a corresponding unitary scattering approach by defining a quantum Poincaré map and a corresponding stochastic classical Poincaré-Markov map at the same energy on an appropriate discrete phase space.

The correspondence between quantum Poincaré map and classical Poincaré-Markov map is an alternative to the standard quantum-classical correspondence based on a classical limit. Most importantly it can be constructed where no such limit exists. Using standard methods from ergodic theory we then proceed to define an expression for the mean Lyapunov  exponent of the classical map.

It measures the rate of loss of classical information in the dynamics and relates it to the separation of stochastic classical trajectories in the phase space. We suggest that  loss of information in the underlying classical dynamics is an indicator for quantum information scrambling.

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