Communications in Mathematical Sciences

Volume 4 (2006)

Number 4

On a splitting scheme for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation in a random medium

Pages: 679 – 705



Renaud Marty


In this paper we consider a nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLS) with random coefficients, in a regime of separation of scales corresponding to diffusion approximation. The primary goal of this paper is to propose and study an efficient numerical scheme in this framework. We use a pseudo-spectral splitting scheme and we establish the order of the global error. In particular we show that we can take an integration step larger than the smallest scale of the problem, here the correlation length of the random medium. We study the asymptotic behavior of the numerical solution in the diffusion approximation regime.


Light waves; random media; asymptotic theory; splitting scheme

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 35Q55. Secondary 35R60, 60F05, 65M70.

Published 1 January 2006