Thematic Unit of Excellence on Computational Materials Science
S. N. Bose National Centre for basic Sciences

Chaos and thermalization in the kicked Dicke model

:Dr. Subhasis Sinha
  , Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata,

: Tuesday, 15th November, 2016
: 11:30 AM
: Fermion (LH-3)
: Chaos and thermalization in the kicked Dicke model

Abstract: We study the quantum dynamics of the kicked Dicke model (KDM) in terms of the Floquet operator, and we analyze the connection between chaos and thermalization in this context. The Hamiltonian map is constructed by suitably taking the classical limit of the Heisenberg equation of motion to study the corresponding phase-space dynamics, which shows a crossover from regular to chaotic motion by tuning the kicking strength. We carry out a spectral analysis of the Floquet operator to show the correspondence to the random matrix theory in the chaotic regime. Finally, we analyze the thermodynamics and statistical properties of the bosonic sector as well as the spin sector, and we discuss how such a periodically kicked system relaxes to a thermalized state in accordance with the laws of statistical mechanics.