10-50 Vasile Gradinaru, George A. Hagedorn, Alain Joye
Exponentially Accurate Semiclassical Tunneling Wave Functions in One Dimension (256K, pdf) Mar 15, 10
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Abstract. We study the time behavior of wave functions involved in tunneling through a smooth potential barrier in one dimension in the semiclassical limit. We determine the leading order component of the wave function that tunnels. It is exponentially small in \$1/\hbar\$. For a wide variety of incoming wave packets, the leading order tunneling component is Gaussian for sufficiently small \$\hbar\$. We prove this for both the large time asymptotics and for moderately large values of the time variable.

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