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A geometric criterion for adiabatic chaos

Tasso J. Kaper, Gregor Kovačič

1994
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Journal of Mathematical Physics
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The quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator Hamiltonian generates a one-parameter unitary group W(\theta) in L^2(R) which rotates the time-frequency plane. In particular, W(\pi/2) is the Fourier transform. When W(\theta) is applied to any frame of Gabor wavelets, the result is another such frame with identical frame bounds. Thus each Gabor frame gives rise to a one-parameter family of frames, which we call a deformation of the original. For example, beginning with the usual tight frame F of
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... wavelets generated by a compactly supported window g(t) and parameterized by a regular lattice in the time-frequency plane, one obtains a family of frames F_\theta generated by the non-compactly supported windows g_\theta=W(theta)g, parameterized by rotated versions of the original lattice. This gives a method for constructing tight frames of Gabor wavelets for which neither the window nor its Fourier transform have compact support. When \theta=\pi/2, we obtain the well-known Gabor frame generated by a window with compactly supported Fourier transform. The family F_\theta therefore interpolates these two familiar examples.

doi:10.1063/1.530636
fatcat:d42pu3z3yzbpfblnw4r66in5uq