Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 177–220 | Cite as

The inverses-wave scattering problem for a class of potentials depending on energy

  • M. Jaulent
  • C. Jean


The inverse scattering problem is considered for the radials-wave Schrödinger equation with the energy-dependent potentialV+(E,x)=U(x)+2\(\sqrt E \)Q(x). (Note that this problem is closely related to the inverse problem for the radials-wave Klein-Gordon equation of zero mass with a static potential.) Some authors have already studied it by extending the method given by Gel'fand and Levitan in the caseQ=0. Here, a more direct approach generalizing the Marchenko method is used. First, the Jost solutionf+(E,x) is shown to be generated by two functionsF+(x) andA+(x,t). After introducing the potentialV(E,x)=U(x)−2\(\sqrt E \)Q(x) and the corresponding functionsF(x) andA(x,t), fundamental integral equations are derived connectingF+(x),F(x),A+(x,t) andA(x,t) with two functionsz+(x) andz(x);z+(x) andz(x) are themselves easily connected with the binding energiesE n + and the scattering “matrix”S+(E),E>0 (the input data of the inverse problem). The inverse problem is then reduced to the solution of these fundamental integral equations. Some specific examples are given. Derivation of more elaborate results in the case of real potentials, and applications of this work to other inverse problems in physics will be the object of further studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jaulent
    • 1
  • C. Jean
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Physique MathématiqueMontpellierFrance

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