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Mathematics of Computation

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ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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A first-order Fourier integrator for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation on $\mathbb {T}$ without loss of regularity
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Math. Comp. 91 (2022), 1213-1235 Request permission


In this paper, we propose a first-order Fourier integrator for solving the cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation in one dimension. The scheme is explicit and can be implemented using the fast Fourier transform. By a rigorous analysis, we prove that the new scheme provides the first-order accuracy in $H^\gamma$ for any initial data belonging to $H^\gamma$, for any $\gamma >\frac 32$. That is, up to some fixed time $T$, there exists some constant $C=C(\|u\|_{L^\infty ([0,T]; H^{\gamma })})>0$, such that \begin{equation*} \|u^n-u(t_n)\|_{H^\gamma (\mathbb {T})}\le C \tau , \end{equation*} where $u^n$ denotes the numerical solution at $t_n=n\tau$. Moreover, the mass of the numerical solution $M(u^n)$ verifies \begin{equation*} \left |M(u^n)-M(u_0)\right |\le C\tau ^5. \end{equation*} In particular, our scheme does not cost any additional derivative for the first-order convergence and the numerical solution obeys the almost mass conservation law. Furthermore, if $u_0\in H^1(\mathbb {T})$, we rigorously prove that \begin{equation*} \|u^n-u(t_n)\|_{H^1(\mathbb {T})}\le C\tau ^{\frac 12-}, \end{equation*} where $C= C(\|u_0\|_{H^1(\mathbb {T})})>0$.
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  • Yifei Wu
  • Affiliation: Center for Applied Mathematics, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
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  • Fangyan Yao
  • Affiliation: School of Mathematical Sciences, South China University of Technology,Guangzhou, Guangdong 510640, People’s Republic of China
  • MR Author ID: 1422543
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-4988-7015
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  • Received by editor(s): October 8, 2020
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: July 14, 2021, September 16, 2021, and September 21, 2021
  • Published electronically: December 14, 2021
  • Additional Notes: The authors were partially supported by NSFC 12171356 and 11771325.
  • © Copyright 2021 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 91 (2022), 1213-1235
  • MSC (2020): Primary 65M12, 65M15, 35Q55
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  • MathSciNet review: 4405493