Applying Bogomolny's quantization method to generic classical systems

Kenneth G. Kay

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The quantization method of Bogomolny [Nonlinearity 5, 805 (1992)] can potentially provide semiclassical estimates for energy levels of all bound states of arbitrary systems. This approach requires the formation of the transfer matrix TE as a function of energy E. Existing practical methods for calculating this matrix require a recalculation of many classical trajectories for each energy. This has hampered the application of Bogomolny's method to generic systems that do not possess special classical scaling properties. Generalizing earlier work [H. Barak and K. G. Kay, Phys. Rev. E 88, 062926 (2013)], we develop initial value representation formulas for TE that overcome this problem. These expressions are obtained from a generalized Herman-Kluk formula for the propagator that allows one to easily derive a family of semiclassical integral approximations for the Green's function that are, in turn, used to form the transfer matrix. Calculations for two-dimensional systems show that Bogomolny's method with the present expressions for TE produces accurate semiclassical energy levels from small transfer matrices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number204111
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - 28 May 2017

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