Wednesday, February 20, 2013

1302.4483 (Stephane Nonnenmacher et al.)

Decay of correlations for normally hyperbolic trapping    [PDF]

Stephane Nonnenmacher, Maciej Zworski
We prove that for evolution problems with normally hyperbolic trapping in phase space, correlations decay exponentially in time. Normal hyperbolic trapping means that the trapped set is smooth and symplectic and that the flow is hyperbolic in directions transversal to it. Flows with this structure include contact Anosov flows, classical flows in molecular dynamics, and null geodesic flows for black holes metrics. The decay of correlations is a consequence of the existence of resonance free strips for Green's functions (cut-off resolvents) and polynomial bounds on the growth sof those functions in the semiclassical parameter.
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