Two-band random matrices

E. Kanzieper, V. Freilikher

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Spectral correlations in unitary invariant, non-Gaussian ensembles of large random matrices possessing an eigenvalue gap are studied within the framework of the orthogonal polynomial technique. Both local and global characteristics of spectra are directly reconstructed from the recurrence equation for orthogonal polynomials associated with a given random matrix ensemble. It is established that an eigenvalue gap does not affect the local eigenvalue correlations that follow the universal sine and the universal multicritical laws in the bulk and soft-edge scaling limits, respectively. By contrast, global smoothed eigenvalue correlations do reflect the presence of a gap, and are shown to satisfy a new universal law exhibiting a sharp dependence on the odd or even dimension of random matrices whose spectra are bounded. In the case of an unbounded spectrum, the corresponding universal “density-density” correlator is conjectured to be generic for chaotic systems with a forbidden gap and broken time reversal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6604-6611
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998


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