On the Accuracy of Some Absorbing Boundary Conditions for the Schrodinger Equation
A detailed analysis of absorbing boundary conditions for the linear Schrodinger equation is presented in this paper. It is focused on absorbing boundary conditions that are obtained by using rational functions to approximate the exact transparent boundary conditions. Different strategies are investigated for the optimal selection of the coefficients of these rational functions, including the Pade approximation, the L2 norm approximations of the Fourier symbol, L2 minimization of a reflection coefficient, and two error minimization techniques for the chosen benchmark problems with known exact solutions. The results of computational experiments are given and a detailed comparison of the efficiency of these techniques is presented.