Tuncay Aktosun and Ricardo Weder
The Borg-Marchenko Theorem with a Continuous Spectrum
(51K, ams.tex)
ABSTRACT. The Schr\"odinger equation is considered on the half line with a selfadjoint boundary condition when the potential is real valued, integrable, and has a finite first moment. It is proved that the potential and the two boundary conditions are uniquely determined by a set of spectral data containing the discrete eigenvalues for a boundary condition at the origin, the continuous part of the spectral measure for that boundary condition, and a subset of the discrete eigenvalues for a
different boundary condition. This result provides a generalization
of the celebrated uniqueness theorem of Borg and Marchenko using two sets of discrete spectra to the case where there is also a continuous spectrum. The proof employed yields a method to recover the potential and the two boundary conditions, and it also constructs data sets used in various inversion methods. A comparison is made with the uniqueness result of Gesztesy and Simon using Krein's spectral shift function as the inversion data.
To appear in the proceedings of the 2005 UAB International Conference
on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics