Quantum revivals and carpets in some exactly solvable systems

Will Loinaz, T. J. Newman

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    We consider the revival properties of quantum systems with an eigenspectrum E ? n, and compare them with the simplest member of this class - the infinite square well. In addition to having perfect revivals at integer multiples of the revival time t, these systems all enjoy perfect fractional revivals at quarterly intervals of t. A closer examination of the quantum evolution is performed for the Pöschel-Teller and Rosen-Morse potentials, and comparison is made with the infinite square well using quantum carpets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8889-8895
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
    Issue number50
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 1999


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