November  2010, 4(4): 579-598. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2010.4.579

Inverse problems for quantum trees II: Recovering matching conditions for star graphs

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6660

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Dept. of Mathematics, LTH, Lund Univ., Box 118, 221 00 Lund

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Institute of Mathematics, PAN, ul. Św.Tomasza 30, 31-027 Kraków, Poland

Received  November 2009 Revised  May 2010 Published  September 2010

The inverse problem for the Schrödinger operator on a star graph is investigated. It is proven that such Schrödinger operator, i.e. the graph, the real potential on it and the matching conditions at the central vertex, can be reconstructed from the Titchmarsh-Weyl matrix function associated with the graph boundary. The reconstruction is also unique if the spectral data include not the whole Titchmarsh-Weyl function but its principal block (the matrix reduced by one dimension). The same result holds true if instead of the Titchmarsh-Weyl function the dynamical response operator or just its principal block is known.
Citation: Sergei Avdonin, Pavel Kurasov, Marlena Nowaczyk. Inverse problems for quantum trees II: Recovering matching conditions for star graphs. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2010, 4 (4) : 579-598. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2010.4.579
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References:
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S. Avdonin and P. Kurasov, Inverse problems for quantum trees, Inverse Problems and Imaging, 2 (2008), 1-21.  Google Scholar

[2]

S. Avdonin, G. Leugering and V. Mikhaylov, On an inverse problem for tree-like networks of elastic strings, Zeit. Angew. Math. Mech., 90 (2010), 136-150. doi: doi:10.1002/zamm.200900295.  Google Scholar

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M. I. Belishev, Boundary spectral inverse problem on a class of graphs (trees) by the BC method, Inverse Problems, 20 (2004), 647-672. doi: doi:10.1088/0266-5611/20/3/002.  Google Scholar

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M. I. Belishev, Recent progress in the boundary control method, Inverse Problems, 23 (2007), R1-R67. doi: doi:10.1088/0266-5611/23/5/R01.  Google Scholar

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M. I. Belishev and A. F. Vakulenko, Inverse problems on graphs: Recovering the tree of strings by the BC-method, J. Inv. Ill-Posed Problems, 14 (2006), 29-46. doi: doi:10.1515/156939406776237474.  Google Scholar

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B. M. Brown and R. Weikard, A Borg-Levinson theorem for trees, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. Ser. A Math. Phys. Eng. Sci., 461 (2005), 3231-3243.  Google Scholar

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B. M. Brown and R. Weikard, On inverse problems for finite trees, in "Methods of Spectral Analysis in Mathematical Physics, Conference on Operator Theory, Analysis and Mathematical Physics (OTAMP) 2006," 31-48. Google Scholar

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V. Kostrykin and R. Schrader, Kirchhoff's rule for quantum wires, J. Phys. A, 32 (1999), 595-630. doi: doi:10.1088/0305-4470/32/4/006.  Google Scholar

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P. Kurasov and M. Nowaczyk, Geometric properties of quantum graphs and vertex scattering matrices, Opuscula Math., 30 (2010), 295-309. Google Scholar

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V. Yurko, Inverse problems for differential operators of arbitrary orders on trees (Russian), Mat. Zametki, 83 (2008), 139-152; translation in Math. Notes, 83 (2008), 125-137. doi: doi:10.1134/S000143460801015X.  Google Scholar

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