On the integrability of PT-symmetric dimers

J. Pickton, H. Susanto

The coupled discrete linear and Kerr nonlinear Schrodinger equations with gain and loss describing transport on dimers with parity-time (PT) symmetric potentials are considered. The model is relevant among others to experiments in optical couplers and proposals on Bose-Einstein condensates in PT symmetric double-well potentials. It is shown that the models are integrable. A pendulum equation with a linear potential and a constant force for the phase-difference between the fields is obtained, which explains the presence of unbounded solutions above a critical threshold parameter.

Optics (physics.optics); Quantum Gases (cond-mat.quant-gas); Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems (nlin.SI)

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