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The unified method: II. NLS on the half-line with t-periodic boundary conditions
Baylor University, United States .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6191-7769
2012 (English)In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, ISSN 1751-8113, E-ISSN 1751-8121, Vol. 45, no 19, 195202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Boundary value problems for integrable nonlinear evolution PDEs formulated on the half-line can be analyzed by the unified method introduced by one of the authors and used extensively in the literature. The implementation of this general method to this particular class of problems yields the solution in terms of the unique solution of a matrix RiemannHilbert problem formulated in the complex k-plane (the Fourier plane), which has a jump matrix with explicit (x, t)-dependence involving four scalar functions of k, called spectral functions. Two of these functions depend on the initial data, whereas the other two depend on all boundary values. The most difficult step of the new method is the characterization of the latter two spectral functions in terms of the given initial and boundary data, i.e. the elimination of the unknown boundary values. For certain boundary conditions, called linearizable, this can be achieved by simply using algebraic manipulations. Here, we first present an effective characterization of the spectral functions in terms of the given initial and boundary data for the general case of non-linearizable boundary conditions. This characterization is based on the analysis of the so-called global relation and on the introduction of the so-called GelfandLevitanMarchenko representations of the eigenfunctions defining the spectral functions. We then concentrate on the physically significant case of t-periodic Dirichlet boundary data. After presenting certain heuristic arguments which suggest that the Neumann boundary values become periodic as t → , we show that for the case of the NLS with a sine-wave as Dirichlet data, the asymptotics of the Neumann boundary values can be computed explicitly at least up to third order in a perturbative expansion and indeed at least up to this order are asymptotically periodic.

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2012. Vol. 45, no 19, 195202
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163804DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/45/19/195202ISI: 000303615100006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84860380339OAI: diva2:802390

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