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On TimeSplitting spectral approximations for the Schrödinger equation in the semiclassical regime
 J. Comput. Phys
, 2002
"... In this paper we study timesplitting spectral approximations for the linear Schrödinger equation in the semiclassical regime, where the Planck constant ε is small. In this regime, the equation propagates oscillations with a wavelength of O(ε), and finite difference approximations require the spatia ..."
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In this paper we study timesplitting spectral approximations for the linear Schrödinger equation in the semiclassical regime, where the Planck constant ε is small. In this regime, the equation propagates oscillations with a wavelength of O(ε), and finite difference approximations require the spatial mesh size h = o(ε) and the time step k = o(ε) in order to obtain physically correct observables. Much sharper meshsize constraints are necessary for a uniform L 2approximation of the wave function. The spectral timesplitting approximation under study will be proved to be unconditionally stable, time reversible, and gauge invariant. It conserves the position density and gives uniform L 2approximation of the wave function for k = o(ε) and h = O(ε). Extensive numerical examples in both one and two space dimensions and analytical considerations based on the Wigner transform even show that weaker constraints (e.g., k independent of ε, and h = O(ε)) are admissible for obtaining “correct ” observables. Finally, we address the application to nonlinear Schrödinger equations and conduct some numerical experiments to predict the corresponding admissible meshing strategies. c ○ 2002 Elsevier Science (USA) 1.
Numerical study of timesplitting spectral discretizations of nonlinear Schrödinger equations in the semiclassical regimes
 SIAM J. SCI. COMPUT
, 2003
"... In this paper we study the performance of timesplitting spectral approximations for general nonlinear Schrödinger equations (NLS) in the semiclassical regimes, where the Planck constant ε is small. The timesplitting spectral approximation under study is explicit, unconditionally stable and conse ..."
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In this paper we study the performance of timesplitting spectral approximations for general nonlinear Schrödinger equations (NLS) in the semiclassical regimes, where the Planck constant ε is small. The timesplitting spectral approximation under study is explicit, unconditionally stable and conserves the position density in L 1. Moreover it is timetransverse invariant and timereversible when the corresponding NLS is. Extensive numerical tests are presented for weak/strong focusing/defocusing nonlinearities, for the Gross–Pitaevskii equation, and for currentrelaxed quantum hydrodynamics. The tests are geared towards the understanding of admissible meshing strategies for obtaining “correct” physical observables in the semiclassical regimes. Furthermore, comparisons between the solutions of the NLS and its hydrodynamic semiclassical limit are presented.
On the computation of crystalline microstructure
 Acta Numerica
, 1996
"... Microstructure is a feature of crystals with multiple symmetryrelated energyminimizing states. Continuum models have been developed explaining microstructure as the mixture of these symmetryrelated states on a fine scale to minimize energy. This article is a review of numerical methods and the num ..."
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Microstructure is a feature of crystals with multiple symmetryrelated energyminimizing states. Continuum models have been developed explaining microstructure as the mixture of these symmetryrelated states on a fine scale to minimize energy. This article is a review of numerical methods and the numerical analysis for the computation of crystalline microstructure.
SelfAveraging in Time Reversal for the Parabolic Wave Equation
 Stochastics and Dynamics
, 2002
"... We analyze the selfaveraging properties of timereversed solutions of the paraxial wave equation with random coefficients, which we take to be Markovian in the direction of propagation. ..."
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We analyze the selfaveraging properties of timereversed solutions of the paraxial wave equation with random coefficients, which we take to be Markovian in the direction of propagation.
Global solutions to Maxwell equations in a ferromagnetic medium
"... this paper is to prove the existence of global finite energy solutions to the corresponding Maxwell system (1:2) ..."
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this paper is to prove the existence of global finite energy solutions to the corresponding Maxwell system (1:2)
Transport equations for waves in a half space
 Comm. PDE’s
, 1997
"... We derive boundary conditions for the phase space energy density of acoustic waves in a half space, in the high frequency limit. These boundary conditions generalize the usual re ectiontransmission relations for plane waves and are well suited for the study of wave propagation in bounded random med ..."
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We derive boundary conditions for the phase space energy density of acoustic waves in a half space, in the high frequency limit. These boundary conditions generalize the usual re ectiontransmission relations for plane waves and are well suited for the study of wave propagation in bounded random media in the radiative transport approximation [15]. The high frequency analysis is based on direct calculations with Fourier integrals in the case of constant coe cients and Wigner measures in general, and it is presented in detail. 1 1
Wigner Functions versus WKBMethods in Multivalued Geometrical Optics
 Anal
, 2003
"... We consider the Cauchy problem for a class of scalar linear dispersive equations with rapidly oscillating initial data. The problem of the highfrequency asymptotics of such models is reviewed, in particular we highlight the di#culties in crossing caustics when using (timedependent) WKBmethods. Us ..."
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We consider the Cauchy problem for a class of scalar linear dispersive equations with rapidly oscillating initial data. The problem of the highfrequency asymptotics of such models is reviewed, in particular we highlight the di#culties in crossing caustics when using (timedependent) WKBmethods. Using Wigner measures we present an alternative approach to such asymptotic problems. We first discuss the connection of the naive WKB solutions to transport equations of Liouville type (with monokinetic solutions) in the prebreaking regime. Further we show how the Wigner measure approach can be used to analyze highfrequency limits in the postbreaking regime, in comparson with the traditional Fourier integral operator method. Finally we present some illustrating examples.
Équilibre instable en régime semiclassique  II: Conditions de BohrSommerfeld
, 1997
"... Dans ce travail, nous tudions les valeurs propres de l'oprateur de Schrdinger en dimension 1 qui sont proches d'un maximum local du potentiel. Il fait suite [2] o nous tudiions la concentration des fonctions propres associes. Nous montrons en particulier comment s'e#ectue la transitio ..."
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Dans ce travail, nous tudions les valeurs propres de l'oprateur de Schrdinger en dimension 1 qui sont proches d'un maximum local du potentiel. Il fait suite [2] o nous tudiions la concentration des fonctions propres associes. Nous montrons en particulier comment s'e#ectue la transition, dans le cas du double puits symtrique, entre les doublets de valeurs exponentiellement proches et les valeurs rgulirement espaces lorsque l'nergie augmente. 1
Global existence for MaxwellBloch systems
"... MaxwellBloch equations describe the propagation of an electromagnetic wave through a quantum medium. For any number of quantum levels, in space dimension 3, we show the global existence of weak (L 2) solutions to the initialvalue problem. In the case of smoother electromagnetic fields (with curl i ..."
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MaxwellBloch equations describe the propagation of an electromagnetic wave through a quantum medium. For any number of quantum levels, in space dimension 3, we show the global existence of weak (L 2) solutions to the initialvalue problem. In the case of smoother electromagnetic fields (with curl in L 2), the solution is unique. For smooth data (H s, s ≥ 2), the solutions remain smooth for all times.
Flow properties for Youngmeasure solutions of semilinear hyperbolic problems
 Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh Sect. A
, 1997
"... For hyperbolic systems in one spatial dimension @ t u+C@ x u = f(u), u(t; x) 2 R d , we study sequences of oscillating solutions by their Youngmeasure limit ¯ and develop tools to study the evolution of ¯ directly from the Young measure of the initial data. For d 2 we construct a flow mapping ..."
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For hyperbolic systems in one spatial dimension @ t u+C@ x u = f(u), u(t; x) 2 R d , we study sequences of oscillating solutions by their Youngmeasure limit ¯ and develop tools to study the evolution of ¯ directly from the Young measure of the initial data. For d 2 we construct a flow mapping S t such that ¯(t) = S t () is the unique Young measure solution for initial value . For d 3 we establish existence and uniqueness of Young measures which have product structure, that is the oscillations in direction of the Riemann invariants are independent. Counterexamples show that neither ¯ nor the marginal measures of the Riemann invariants are uniquely determined from , except if a certain structural interaction condition for f is satisfied. We rely on ideas of transport theory and make usage of the Wasserstein distance on the space of probability measures. 1 Introduction Whenever partial differential equations allow for highly oscillatory solutions it is desirable to find methods to...