Semiclassical approach to parametric spectral correlation with spin 1/2

Taro Nagao, Keiji Saito

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The spectral correlation of a chaotic system with spin 1/2 is universally described by the GSE (Gaussian symplectic ensemble) of random matrices in the semiclassical limit. In semiclassical theory, the spectral form factor is expressed in terms of the periodic orbits and the spin state is simulated by the uniform distribution on a sphere. In this paper, instead of the uniform distribution, we introduce Brownian motion on a sphere to yield the parametric motion of the energy levels. As a result, the small time expansion of the form factor is obtained and found to be in agreement with the prediction of parametric random matrices in the transition within the GSE universality class. Moreover, by starting the Brownian motion from a point distribution on the sphere, we gradually increase the effect of the spin and calculate the form factor describing the transition from the Gaussian orthogonal ensemble class to the GSE class.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Pages (from-to)12055-12070
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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