Speaker : Barbara Prinari (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Title : Inverse scattering transform for a square matrix nonlinear Schrodinger equation with nonzero boundary conditions.
Time : 2018-01-08 (Mon) 16:00 - 17:00
Place : Seminar Room 722, Institute of Mathematics (NTU Campus)
Abstract: In this talk we discuss the Inverse Scattering Transform (IST) under nonzero boundary conditions for a square matrix nonlinear Schrodinger equation which was proposed as a model to describe hyperfine spin F = 1 spinor Bose- Einstein condensates with either repulsive interatomic interactions and anti-ferromagnetic spin-exchange interactions, or attractive interatomic interactions and ferromagnetic spin-exchange interactions. We formulate the IST in terms of a suitable uniformization variable, which allows to define the direct and inverse problems on the complex plane, instead of a two-sheeted Riemann surface or the cut plane with discontinuities along the cuts. Finally, we discuss the soliton and rogue wave solutions for this system in the ferromagnetic case.