, Volume 83, Issue 1-2, pp 259-274

Hard chaos and adiabatic quantization: The wedge billiard

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Abstract

We present a study of a series of eigenstates occurring in the wedge billiard which may be quantized about tori by sejiclassical adiabatic quantization, even though the underlying classical system exhibits hard chaos and strictly possesses no tori. We also show that adiabatic eigenstates should be common in many chaotic systems, especially among the lower eigenstates, and present a heuristic argument as to why this should be so.