Spectral statistics of a quantum interval-exchange map

E. Bogomolny 1, C. Schmit 1

Physical Review Letters 93 (2004) 254102

Curious spectral properties of an ensemble of random unitary matrices appearing in the quantization of a map p -> p+alpha, q -> q+f(p+alpha) in [Giraud et al. nlin.CD/0403033] are investigated. When alpha=m/n with integer co-prime m,n and matrix dimension N -> infinity is such that mN = 1 or -1 mod n, local spectral statistics of this ensemble tends to the semi-Poisson distribution [Bogomolny et al. Eur. Phys. J. B 19, 121 (2001)] with arbitrary integer or half-integer level repulsion at small distances: R(s)-> s^{beta} when s -> 0 and beta=n-1 or n/2-1 depending on time-reversal symmetry of the map.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud