Modulational instability and formation of a nonlinear oscillatory structure in a "focusing" medium

G. A. El'*, A. V. Gurevich, V. V. Khodorovskiǐ, A. L. Krylov

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Abstract

The self-similar decay of the uniform envelope of an unstable wave described by the "focusing" nonlinear Schrödinger equation is studied. The exact analytic solution of the appropriate elliptic Whitham averaged system is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume177
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes

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