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Section: New Results

Energy preserving methods for nonlinear Schrödinger equations

G. Dujardin and his coauthors have revisited and extended relaxation methods for nonlinear Schrödinger equations (NLS). The classical relaxation method for NLS is an energy preserving method and a mass preserving method. Moreover, it is only linearly implicit. A first proof of the second order accuracy was achieved in [14]. Moreover, the method was extended to enable to treat noncubic nonlinearities, nonlocal nonlinearities, as well as rotation terms. The resulting methods are still energy preserving and mass preserving. Moreover, they are shown to have second order accuracy numerically. These new methods are compared with fully implicit, mass and energy preserving methods of Crank and Nicolson.