Urbina, Juan Diego and Richter, Klaus
Semiclassical Construction of Random Wave Functions for Confined Systems.
Physical Review E 70, 015201(R)-1-015201(R)-4.
Other URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v70/e015201
We develop a statistical description of chaotic wave functions in closed systems obeying arbitrary boundary conditions by combining a semiclassical expression for the spatial two-point correlation function with a treatment of eigenfunctions as Gaussian random fields. Thereby we generalize Berry's isotropic random wave model by incorporating confinement effects through classical paths reflected at the boundaries. Our approach allows one to explicitly calculate highly nontrivial statistics, such as intensity distributions, in terms of usually few short orbits, depending on the energy window considered. We compare with numerical quantum results for the Africa billiard and derive nonisotropic random wave models for other prominent confinement geometries.