[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We study the spectral statistics of the Dirac operator on a rose-shaped
graph---a graph with a single vertex and all bonds connected at both ends to
the vertex. We formulate a secular equation that generically determines the
eigenvalues of the Dirac rose graph, which is seen to generalise the secular
equation for a star graph with Neumann boundary conditions. We derive
approximations to the spectral pair correlation function at large and small
values of spectral spacings, in the limit as the number of bonds approaches
infinity, and compare these predictions with results of numerical calculations.
Our results represent the first example of intermediate statistics from the
symplectic symmetry class.
Journal of Physics A Mathematical and Theoretical 05/2012; 45(43). · 1.77 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We describe a new class of scattering matrices for quantum graphs in which back-scattering is prohibited. We discuss some properties of quantum graphs with these scattering matrices and explain the advantages and interest in their study. We also provide two methods to build the vertex scattering matrices needed for their construction. Comment: 15 pages
Journal of Physics A Mathematical and Theoretical 08/2007; · 1.77 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The article discusses the following frequently arising question on the spectral structure of periodic operators of mathematical physics (e.g., Schroedinger, Maxwell, waveguide operators, etc.). Is it true that one can obtain the correct spectrum by using the values of the quasimomentum running over the boundary of the (reduced) Brillouin zone only, rather than the whole zone? Or, do the edges of the spectrum occur necessarily at the set of ``corner'' high symmetry points? This is known to be true in 1D, while no apparent reasons exist for this to be happening in higher dimensions. In many practical cases, though, this appears to be correct, which sometimes leads to the claims that this is always true. There seems to be no definite answer in the literature, and one encounters different opinions about this problem in the community. In this paper, starting with simple discrete graph operators, we construct a variety of convincing multiply-periodic examples showing that the spectral edges might occur deeply inside the Brillouin zone. On the other hand, it is also shown that in a ``generic'' case, the situation of spectral edges appearing at high symmetry points is stable under small perturbations. This explains to some degree why in many (maybe even most) practical cases the statement still holds. Comment: 25 pages, 10 EPS figures. Typos corrected and a reference added in the new version
Journal of Physics A Mathematical and Theoretical 02/2007; · 1.77 Impact Factor