Tuesday, July 10, 2012

1207.1911 (Alex Mahalov et al.)

Wave Packets and Coherent Structures for Nonlinear Schroedinger
equations in Variable Nonuniform Media

Alex Mahalov, Sergei K. Suslov
We determine conditions under which a generic gauge invariant nonautonomous and inhomogeneous nonlinear partial differential equation in the two-dimensional space-time continuum can be transform into standard autonomous forms. In addition to the nonlinear Schroedinger equation, important examples include the derivative nonlinear Schroedinger equation, the quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation, and the Gerdjikov-Ivanov equation. This approach provides a mathematical description of nonstationary media supporting unidimensional signal propagation and/or total field trapping. In particular, we study self-similar and nonspreading wave packets for nonlinear Schroedinger equations. Some other important coherent structures are also analyzed and applications to nonlinear waves in inhomogeneous media such as atmospheric plasma, fiber optics, and Bose--instein condensation are discussed.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1207.1911

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