Nonseparable Schroedinger equation in discrete variable representation


Seminar on Few-Body Systems

Date and Time: Thursday, 21 November 2023, at 11:00 AM

Venue: Blokhintsev Hall (4th floor), Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics

Seminar topic: “Nonseparable Schroedinger equation in discrete variable representation”

Speaker: Sara Shadmehri

Authors: Sara Shadmehri, Vladimir Melezhik


To treat quantum dynamical problems which involve nonseparable angular variables, we develop a non-direct product discrete variable representation (npDVR) by constructing the DVR basis on spherical functions orthogonalized on the grids of Lebedev or Popov quadratures for the unit sphere. We present the superiority of this method by applying our scheme to the problem of hydrogen atom in crossed static electric and magnetic fields and also the time-dependent problem of an atom in a strong elliptically polarized laser field. Moreover, the developed npDVR computational scheme allowed us to investigate subtle nondipole effects in the interaction of an atom with a laser field, including the nonseparability of the center-of-mass and relative motion variables in this problem.