The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: Singular Solutions and Optical Collapse by Gadi FibichThe Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: Singular Solutions and Optical Collapse by Gadi Fibich

The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: Singular Solutions and Optical Collapse

byGadi Fibich

Hardcover | March 13, 2015

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This book is an interdisciplinary introduction to optical collapse of laser beams, which is modelled by singular (blow-up) solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. With great care and detail, it develops the subject including the mathematical and physical background and the history of the subject. It combines rigorous analysis, asymptotic analysis, informal arguments, numerical simulations, physical modelling, and physical experiments. It repeatedly emphasizes the relations between these approaches, and the intuition behind the results.

The Nonlinear Schrödinger Equationwill be useful to graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics who are interested in singular solutions of partial differential equations, nonlinear optics and nonlinear waves, and to graduate students and researchers in physics and engineering who are interested in nonlinear optics and Bose-Einstein condensates. It can be used for courses on partial differential equations, nonlinear waves, and nonlinear optics.

Gadi Fibich is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Tel Aviv University.

"This book provides a clear presentation of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation and its applications from various perspectives (rigorous analysis, informal analysis, and physics). It will be extremely useful for students and researchers who enter this field."

Frank Merle, Université de Cergy-Pontoise and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France

Gadi Fibich is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Tel Aviv University.
Title:The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: Singular Solutions and Optical CollapseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:862 pagesPublished:March 13, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319127470

ISBN - 13:9783319127477


Table of Contents

Derivation of the NLS.- Linear propagation.- Early self-focusing research.- NLS models.- Existence of NLS solutions.- Solitary waves.- Variance identity.- Symmetries and the lens transformation.- Stability of solitary waves.- The explicit critical singular peak-type solution.- The explicit critical singular ring-type solution.- The explicit supercritical singular peak-type solution.- Blowup rate, blowup profile, and power concentration.- The peak-type blowup profile.- Vortex solutions.- NLS on a bounded domain.- Derivation of reduced equations.- Loglog law and adiabatic collapse.- Singular H1 ring-type solutions.- Singular H1 vortex solutions.- Singular H1 peak-type solutions.- Singular standing-ring solutions.- Singular shrinking-ring solutions.- Critical and threshold powers for collapse.- Multiple filamentation.- Nonlinear Geometrical Optics (NGO) method.- Location of singularity.- Computation of solitary waves.- Numerical methods for the NLS.- Effects of spatial discretization.- Modulation theory.- Cubic-quintic and saturated nonlinearities.- Linear and nonlinear damping.- Nonparaxiality and backscattering (nonlinear Helmholtz equation).- Ultrashort pulses.- Normal and anomalous dispersion.- NGO method for ultrashort pulses with anomalous dispersion.- Continuations beyond the singularity.- Loss of phase and chaotic interactions.

Editorial Reviews

"The Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (NLS) theory was an object of great interest during last decades. . the present book includes almost all questions connected with theoretical and experimental investigations of the above mentioned matter during the years since 1960 until now. . the book abounds in recent results, facts and examples that makes it very interesting for the researchers who work actively in this field." (Dimitar A. Kolev, zbMATH, 1351.35001, 2017)"This monograph is devoted to the analysis of optical collapse modelled by the nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation. . The book contains everything a modern reader wants to learn about the NLS equation. . The book is a nice addition to the existing literature on the subject of the NLS equation. New and experienced researchers alike may use this text to get the latest information about the state-of-the-art in the field." (Dmitry E. Pelinovsky, Mathematical Reviews, April, 2016)