Difference Schemes for Solving the Generalized Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-415
Journal / PublicationJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 1999


This paper studies finite difference schemes for solving the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger (GNLS) equationiut-uxx+q(u2)u=f(x,t)u. A new linearlized Crank-Nicolson-type scheme is presented by applying an extrapolation technique to the real coefficient of the nonlinear term in the GNLS equation. Several schemes, including Crank-Nicolson-type schemes, Hopscotch-type schemes, split step Fourier scheme, and pseudospectral scheme, are adopted for solving three model problems of GNLS equation which arise from many physical problems. withq(s)=s2,q(s)=ln(1+s), andq(s)=-4s/(1+s), respectively. The numerical results demonstrate that the linearized Crank-Nicolson scheme is efficient and robust. © 1999 Academic Press.

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  • Difference schemes, Generalized Schrödinger equation, Linearized Crank-Nicolson scheme