Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 14 (2016)
Multi-speed solitary waves of nonlinear Schrödinger systems: Theoretical and numerical analysis
Pages: 1599 – 1624
We consider a system of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations in one space dimension. First, we prove the existence of multi-speed solitary waves, i.e., solutions to the system with each component behaving at large times as a solitary wave. Then, we investigate numerically the interaction of two solitary waves supported each on one component. Among the possible outcomes, we find elastic and inelastic interactions, collision with mass extraction and reflexion.
solitons, solitary waves, nonlinear Schrödinger systems
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
35C08, 35Q51, 35Q55, 37K40