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A new Hamiltonian amplitude equation governing modulated wave instabilities. (English) Zbl 1112.35354

Summary: A new Hamiltonian amplitude equation, \(i\psi_x+\psi_{tt}+2\sigma|\psi|^2\psi-\epsilon\psi_{xt}=0\), \(\sigma=\pm 1\), \(\epsilon\ll 1\), is introduced. The equation governs certain instabilities of modulated wave-trains, and the addition of the term \(-\epsilon\psi_{xt}\) overcomes the ill-posedness of the unstable nonlinear Schrödinger equation. This new equation is apparently not integrable, but it is a Hamiltonian analogue of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation, which arises in dissipative systems.

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35Q55 NLS equations (nonlinear Schrödinger equations)
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