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Long-time signatures of short-time dynamics in decaying quantum-chaotic systems.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/01/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review E
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)016217
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We analyze the decay of classically chaotic quantum systems in the presence of fast ballistic escape routes on the Ehrenfest time scale. For a continuous excitation process, the form factor of the decay cross section deviates from the universal random-matrix result on the Heisenberg time scale, i.e., for times much larger than the time for ballistic escape. We derive an exact analytical description and compare our results with numerical simulations for a dynamical model.