Time-dependent optimized effective potential

C. A. Ullrich*, U. J. Gossmann, E. K.U. Gross

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Given an expression for the quantum mechanical action A[φjσ] of an N-electron system as a functional of N time-dependent spin orbitals, we present a method of constructing the variationally best local time-dependent single-particle potentials vσ(rt) which, when inserted in time-dependent single-particle Schrödinger equations for the spin-up and spin-down electrons yield orbitals {φjσ(rt)} that make A[φjσ] stationary. We also propose a simplification of this scheme leading to a time-dependent generalization of the static optimized effective potentials recently introduced by Krieger, Li, and Iafrate [Phys. Lett. A 146, 256 (1990)]

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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