Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1212.0673 (Giampaolo Cristadoro et al.)

Follow the fugitive: an application of the method of images to open
dynamical systems

Giampaolo Cristadoro, Georgie Knight, Mirko Degli Esposti
Borrowing and extending the method of images we introduce a theoretical framework that greatly simplifies analytical and numerical investigations of the escape rate in open dynamical systems. As an example, we explicitly derive the exact size- and position-dependent escape rate in a Markov case for holes of finite size. Moreover, a general relation between the transfer operators of closed and corresponding open systems, together with the generating function of the probability of return to the hole is derived. This relation is then used to compute the small hole asymptotic behavior, in terms of readily calculable quantities. As an example we derive logarithmic corrections in the second order term. Being valid for Markov systems, our framework can find application in information theory, network theory, quantum Weyl law and via Ulam's method can be used as an approximation method in more general dynamical systems.
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