Defocusing regimes of nonlinear waves in media with negative dispersion

L. Bergé, E.A. Kuznetsov, J. Juul Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    Defocusing regimes of quasimonochromatic waves governed by a nonlinear Schrodinger equation with mixed-sign dispersion are investigated. For a power-law nonlinearity, we show that localized solutions to this equation defined at the so-called critical dimension cannot collapse in finite time in the sense that their transverse (anomalously dispersing) and longitudinal (normally dispersing) extensions never vanish. Solutions defined at the supercritical dimension are proved to exhibit a nonvanishing mean longitudinal size, and cannot transversally collapse if they are assumed to shrink along each spatial direction.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Volume53
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)R1340-R1343
    ISSN1063-651X
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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