Random wave functions with boundary and normalization constraints
Quantum statistical physics meets quantum chaos
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Grupo de Caos y Complejidad, Departamento de Fisica, 4001 Bogota D.C., Colombia
2 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
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We present an improved version of Berry's ansatz able to incorporate exactly the existence of boundaries and the correct normalization of the eigenfunction into an ensemble of random waves. We then reformulate the Random Wave conjecture showing that in its new version it is a statement about the universal nature of eigenfunction fluctuations in systems with chaotic classical dynamics. The emergence of the universal results requires the use of both semiclassical methods and a new expansion for a very old problem in quantum statistical physics.
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