Certain quantum mechanical systems with a discrete spectrum, whose observables are given by a transseries in $\hbar$, were shown to admit $\hbar_0$-deformations with Borel resummable expansions which reproduce the original model at $\hbar_0=\hbar$. Such expansions were dubbed Exact Perturbation Theory (EPT). We investigate how the above results can be obtained within the framework of the exact WKB method by studying the spectrum of polynomial quantum mechanical systems. Within exact WKB, energy eigenvalues are determined by exact quantization conditions defined in terms of Voros symbols $a_{\gamma_i}$, $\gamma_i$ being their associated cycles, and generally give rise to transseries in $\hbar$. After reviewing how the Borel summability of energy eigenvalues in the quartic anharmonic potential emerges in exact WKB, we extend it to higher order anharmonic potentials with quantum corrections. We then show that any polynomial potential can be $\hbar_0$-deformed to a model where the exact quantization condition reads simply $a_\gamma=-1$ and leads to the EPT Borel resummable series for all energy eigenvalues.

An anharmonic alliance: exact WKB meets EPT

Bucciotti, Bruno;Serone, Marco
2023

Abstract

Certain quantum mechanical systems with a discrete spectrum, whose observables are given by a transseries in $\hbar$, were shown to admit $\hbar_0$-deformations with Borel resummable expansions which reproduce the original model at $\hbar_0=\hbar$. Such expansions were dubbed Exact Perturbation Theory (EPT). We investigate how the above results can be obtained within the framework of the exact WKB method by studying the spectrum of polynomial quantum mechanical systems. Within exact WKB, energy eigenvalues are determined by exact quantization conditions defined in terms of Voros symbols $a_{\gamma_i}$, $\gamma_i$ being their associated cycles, and generally give rise to transseries in $\hbar$. After reviewing how the Borel summability of energy eigenvalues in the quartic anharmonic potential emerges in exact WKB, we extend it to higher order anharmonic potentials with quantum corrections. We then show that any polynomial potential can be $\hbar_0$-deformed to a model where the exact quantization condition reads simply $a_\gamma=-1$ and leads to the EPT Borel resummable series for all energy eigenvalues.
2023
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici
High Energy Physics - Theory; High Energy Physics - Theory; Mathematical Physics; Mathematics - Mathematical Physics; Quantum Physics
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