We consider the problem of the a second order singular differential operator with complex coefficients in the discrete spectrum case. The Titchmarsh-Weyl m-function is constructed without the use of nesting circles, and it is then used to give a representation of the resolvent operator. Under conditions on the growth of the coefficients, the resolvent operator is proved to be Hilbert-Schmidt and the root subspaces are shown to be complete in the associated Hilbert space. The operator is considered on both the half line and whole line cases.
"A class of differential operators with complex coefficients and compact resolvent." Differential Integral Equations 31 (5/6) 375 - 402, May/June 2018.