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Day June 25, 2013

Nonlinear modes and integrals of motion in finite PT-symmetric systems

Dmitry A. Zezyulin, Vladimir V. Konotop

We investigate bifurcations of nonlinear modes in parity-time (PT-) symmetric discrete systems. We consider a general class of nonlinearities allowing for existence of the nonlinear modes and address situations when the underlying linear problem is characterized by the presence of degenerate eigenvalues or exceptional-point singularity. In each of the cases we construct formal expansions for small-amplitude nonlinear modes. We also report a class of nonlinearities allowing for a system to admit one or several integrals of motion, which turn out to be determined by the pseudo-Hermiticity of the nonlinearity.

Pattern Formation and Solitons (nlin.PS)