## Doubly Periodic Self-Dual Vortices for a Relativistic Non-Abelian Chern--Simons Model    [PDF]

Xiaosen Han, Gabriella Tarantello
In this paper we establish a multiplicity result concerning the existence of doubly periodic solutions for a $2\times2$ nonlinear elliptic system arising in the study of self-dual non-Abelian Chern--Simons vortices. We show that the given system admits at least two solutions when the Chern--Simons coupling parameter $\kappa>0$ is sufficiently small; while no solutions exist for $\kappa>0$ sufficiently large. As in [36] we use a variational formulation of the problem. Thus, we obtain a first solution via a (local) minimization method and show that it is asymptotically gauge-equivalent to the (broken) principal embedding vacuum of the system, as $\kappa\to 0$. Then we obtain the second solution by a min-max procedure of "mountain pass" type.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3535