Revealing the roles of Hamiltonian coupling in bound-state quantum systems

Byeong Seo Cheong, Herschel Rabitz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A Hamiltonian coupling identification (HCI) technique was used to reveal the roles of the Hamiltonian matrix in determining the bound state energies of quantum systems. The presented HCI technique was based on Fourier encoding and decoding scheme. The HCI technique revealed the roles of Hamiltonian coupling structure within and beyond the convergence limits of standard perturbation theory expansions. It was found that the convergence behavior of the perturbation expansion for the eigenvalues is related to the crossing of the energy levels during modulation and the coupling structure of the potential matrix elements. The HCI procedure also provided an efficient means of determining all of the amplitudes in a single scan over the s variable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6874-6889
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 15 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Revealing the roles of Hamiltonian coupling in bound-state quantum systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this