Seminar “Nonlinear waves”

The next session of academician V.E. Zakharov seminar “Nonlinear waves” will be translated at on Wednesday, September 23rd at 15:30.

“Solitons in a box-shaped wavefield with noise: perturbation theory and statistics”
​Mullyadzhanov R.I.^{1,2}, Gelash A.A.^{3,4}
1 Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
2 Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
3 Institute of Automation and Electrometry SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
4 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow 121205, Russia
Abstract: We investigate the fundamental problem of the nonlinear wavefield scattering data corrections in response to a perturbation of initial condition using inverse scattering transform theory. We present a complete theoretical linear perturbation framework to evaluate first-order corrections of the full set of the scattering data within the integrable one-dimensional focusing nonlinear Schrödinger (NLSE) equation. The general scattering data portrait reveals nonlinear coherent structures solitons playing the key role in the wavefield evolution. Applying the developed theory to a classic box-shaped wavefield we solve the derived equations analytically for a single Fourier mode acting as a perturbation to the initial condition, thus, leading to the sensitivity closed-form expressions for basic soliton characteristics, i.e. the amplitude, velocity, phase and its position. With the appropriate
statistical averaging we model the soliton noise-induced effects resulting in compact relations for standard deviations of soliton parameters. Relying on a concept of a virtual soliton eigenvalue we derive the probability of a soliton emergence or the opposite due to noise and illustrate these theoretical predictions with direct numerical simulations of the NLSE evolution. The presented framework can be generalised to other integrable systems and wavefield patterns.


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R.Mullyadzhanov Solitons in a box-shaped wavefield with noise: perturbation theory and statistics
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