Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.83.056205
Title: Wave packet dynamics in one-dimensional linear and nonlinear generalized Fibonacci lattices
Authors: Zhang, Z.
Tong, P.
Gong, J. 
Li, B. 
Issue Date: 6-May-2011
Source: Zhang, Z., Tong, P., Gong, J., Li, B. (2011-05-06). Wave packet dynamics in one-dimensional linear and nonlinear generalized Fibonacci lattices. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 83 (5) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.83.056205
Abstract: The spreading of an initially localized wave packet in one-dimensional linear and nonlinear generalized Fibonacci (GF) lattices is studied numerically. The GF lattices can be classified into two classes depending on whether or not the lattice possesses the Pisot-Vijayaraghavan property. For linear GF lattices of the first class, both the second moment and the participation number grow with time. For linear GF lattices of the second class, in the regime of a weak on-site potential, wave packet spreading is close to ballistic diffusion, whereas in the regime of a strong on-site potential, it displays stairlike growth in both the second moment and the participation number. Nonlinear GF lattices are then investigated in parallel. For the first class of nonlinear GF lattices, the second moment of the wave packet still grows with time, but the corresponding participation number does not grow simultaneously. For the second class of nonlinear GF lattices, an analogous phenomenon is observed for the weak on-site potential only. For a strong on-site potential that leads to an enhanced nonlinear self-trapping effect, neither the second moment nor the participation number grows with time. The results can be useful in guiding experiments on the expansion of noninteracting or interacting cold atoms in quasiperiodic optical lattices. © 2011 American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/98573
ISSN: 15393755
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.056205
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