Floquet theory is a powerful tool in the analysis of many physical phenomena, and extended to spatial coordinates provides the basis for Bloch’s theorem. However, in its original formulation it is limited to linear systems with periodic coefficients. Here, we extend the theory by proving a theorem for the general class of systems including linear operators commuting with the period-shift operator. The present theorem greatly expands the range of applicability of Floquet theory to a multitude of phenomena that were previously inaccessible with this type of analysis, such as dynamical systems with memory. As an important extension, we also prove Bloch’s theorem for nonlocal potentials.
Generalized Floquet Theory: Application to Dynamical Systems with Memory and Bloch’s Theorem for Nonlocal Potentials / Fabio L. Traversa; Massimiliano Di Ventra; Fabrizio Bonani. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - STAMPA. - 110:17(2013), p. 170602. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.170602]
|Titolo:||Generalized Floquet Theory: Application to Dynamical Systems with Memory and Bloch’s Theorem for Nonlocal Potentials|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.170602|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|