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WavePacket (C++)


Dynamics of quantum systems, controlled by external fields

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WavePacket is a program package for numerical simulation of quantum-mechanical wavepacket dynamics for distinguishable particles. It can be used to solve one or more (i.e. coupled channels) time-independent or time-dependent (linear) Schrödinger and Liouville-von Neumann-equations. Optionally accounting for the interaction with external electric fields within the semiclassical dipole approximation, WavePacket can simulate modern experiments using ultrashort light pulses in photo-induced physics or chemistry. WavePacket is especially suitable for teaching of quantum mechanics as well as for research projects in physics, chemistry, and scientific computing.

The present C++ version is an object-oriented rewrite of the existing Matlab version aiming to be more flexible. Further development mainly by U. Lorenz at University of Potsdam.

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  • Time-independent Schroedinger equation
  • Time-dependent Schroedinger equation.
  • Object-oriented rewrite of existing Matlab code
  • Latest version 0.1 released on 18-Nov-2014


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