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Time-independent approximations for time-dependent optical potentials

Fring, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7896-7161 & Tenney, R. (2020). Time-independent approximations for time-dependent optical potentials. The European Physical Journal Plus, 135(2), article number 163. doi: 10.1140/epjp/s13360-020-00143-y


We explore the possibility of modifying the Lewis-Riesenfeld method ofin-variants developed originally to find exact solutions for time-dependent quantum me-chanical systems for the situation in which an exact invariant can beconstructed, butthe subsequently resulting time-independent eigenvalue system is not solvable exactly.We propose to carry out this step in an approximate fashion, such as employing stan-dard time-independent perturbation theory or the WKB approximation, and subsequentlyfeeding the resulting approximated expressions back into the time-dependent scheme. Weillustrate the quality of this approach by contrasting an exactly solvable solution to oneobtained with a perturbatively carried out second step for two types of explicitly time-dependent optical potentials

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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