Solution of the Cauchy problem for a time-dependent Schrödinger equation

Maria Meiler, Ricardo Cordero-Soto, Sergei Suslov

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We construct an explicit solution of the Cauchy initial value problem for the n-dimensional Schrödinger equation with certain time-dependent Hamiltonian operator of a modified oscillator. The dynamical SU (1,1) symmetry of the harmonic oscillator wave functions, Bargmann's functions for the discrete positive series of the irreducible representations of this group, the Fourier integral of a weighted product of the Meixner-Pollaczek polynomials, a Hankel-type integral transform, and the hyperspherical harmonics are utilized in order to derive the corresponding Green function. It is then generalized to a case of the forced modified oscillator. The propagators for two models of the relativistic oscillator are also found. An expansion formula of a plane wave in terms of the hyperspherical harmonics and solution of certain infinite system of ordinary differential equations are derived as by-products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072102
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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