Wave packets and Bohmian mechanics in the kicked rotator

Gary E. Bowman

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Quantum-mechanical kicked-rotator wave packets are studied using Bohmian mechanics and a novel numerical approach. A method for extending the results into the classical regime is developed. A clear physical picture of packet behavior, including a new expression for packet spread times, emerges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-17
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 27 2002


  • Bohmian mechanics
  • Quantum chaos
  • Spread times
  • Wave packets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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