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Semiclassical Wave Packet Dynamics In Schrodinger Equations With Periodic Potentials

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posted on 15.08.2012, 00:00 authored by R´emi Carles, Christof Sparber
We consider semiclassically scaled Schr¨odinger equations with an external potential and a highly oscillatory periodic potential. We construct asymptotic solutions in the form of semiclassical wave packets. These solutions are concentrated (both, in space and in frequency) around the effective semiclassical phase-space flow, and involve a slowly varying envelope whose dynamics is governed by a homogenized Schr¨odinger equation with time-dependent effective mass tensor. The corresponding adiabatic decoupling of the slow and fast degrees of freedom is shown to be valid up to Ehrenfest time scales.

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© 2012 by American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B DOI: 10.3934/dcdsb.2012.17.759

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American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

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en_US

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1531-3492

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01/05/2012

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