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Day July 10, 2014

Supercritical blowup in coupled parity-time-symmetric nonlinear Schrödinger equations

João-Paulo Dias, Mário Figueira, Vladimir V. Konotop, Dmitry A. Zezyulin

We prove finite time supercritical blowup in a parity-time-symmetric system of the two coupled nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) equations. One of the equations contains gain and the other one contains dissipation such that strengths of the gain and dissipation are equal. We address two cases: in the first model all nonlinear coefficients (i.e. the ones describing self-action and non-linear coupling) correspond to attractive (focusing) nonlinearities, and in the second case the NLS equation with gain has attractive nonlinearity while the NLS equation with dissipation has repulsive (defocusing) nonlinearity and the nonlinear coupling is repulsive, as well. The proofs are based on the virial technique arguments. Several particular cases are also illustrated numerically.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.2438
Analysis of PDEs (math.AP); Optics (physics.optics)