Breakup of a multisoliton state of the linearly damped nonlinear Schrödinger equation Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract We address the breakup (splitting) of multisoliton solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE), occurring due to linear loss. Two different approaches are used for the study of the splitting process. The first one is based on the direct numerical solution of the linearly damped NLSE and the subsequent analysis of the eigenvalue drift for the associated Zakharov-Shabat spectral problem. The second one involves the multisoliton adiabatic perturbation theory applied for studying the evolution of the solution parameters …

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  • March 28, 2007