We study coherent forward scattering (CFS) in critical disordered systems, whose eigenstates are multifractals. We give general and simple arguments that make it possible to fully characterize the dynamics of the shape and height of the CFS peak. We show that the dynamics is governed by multifractal dimensions $D_1$ and $D_2$, which suggests that CFS could be used as an experimental probe for quantum multifractality. Our predictions are universal and numerically verified in three paradigmatic models of quantum multifractality: Power-law Random Banded Matrices (PRBM), the Ruijsenaars-Schneider ensembles (RS), and the three-dimensional kicked-rotor (3DKR). In the strong multifractal regime, we show analytically that these universal predictions exactly coincide with results from standard perturbation theory applied to the PRBM and RS models.
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- 1 Maxime Martinez,
- 1 2 3 Gabriel Lemarié,
- 1 Bertrand Georgeot,
- 2 3 4 5 6 Christian Miniatura,
- 7 Olivier Giraud
- 1 Laboratoire de Physique Théorique Toulouse [LPT]
- 2 Centre for Quantum Technologies [CQT]
- 3 UMI MajuLab
- 4 Universiti Teknologi Nanyang / Nanyang Technological University [NTU]
- 5 National University of Singapore [NUS]
- 6 Université Côte d'Azur [UCA]
- 7 Université Paris-Saclay / University of Paris-Saclay