Quantization of Hénon's map with dissipation

R. Graham, T. Tél

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Hénon's map with dissipation is suspended to the nonlinearly kicked damped harmonic oscillator and then quantized. The ensuing master equation between two subsequent kicks is solved exactly in the representation by the Wigner distribution, resulting in a quantized version of Hénon's dissipative map. The semi-classical limit of the map is studied. The leading quantum corrections are shown to be associated with dissipation and can be formulated as a classical map with classical stochastic perturbations. The next-to-leading quantum corrections, arising from the nonlinearity of the kicks, are similar as in the area conserving map and cannot be described within the framwork of classical statistics. The Wigner distribution in the steady state is investigated in the limit of strong dissipation, where Hénon's map is reduced to the logistic map. The insensitivity of the main results against details of the quantization procedure is demonstrated by comparing with the results of a different phenomenological quantization procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-136
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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