Integrability conditions and solitonic solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation with generalized dual-power nonlinearities, PT-symmetric potentials, and space- and time-dependent coefficients

U. Al Khawaja, H. Bahlouli

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Abstract

We consider a generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation with dual power law nonlinearities, complex potential, and position- and time-dependent strengths of dispersion and nonlinearities. Using a standard similarity transformation, we obtain the integrability conditions and solitonic solutions of this equation by mapping it to its homogeneous version. Using a modified similarity transformation, where a solution of the homogeneous equation, which we denote as a seed, enters also in the transformation operator, a wider range of exact solutions is obtained including cases with complex potentials. We apply these two transformations to obtain two exact solitonic solutions of the homogeneous nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which are derived here for the first time for a general power of the nonlinearities, namely the flat-top soliton and tanh solution. We discuss and derive explicit solutions to the experimentally relevant cases associated with parabolic and PT-symmetric potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-260
Number of pages13
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Integrability
  • Nonlinear Schroedinger equation
  • Similarity transformation
  • Solitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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