Numerical computations for bifurcations and spectral stability of solitary waves in coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. (English) Zbl 07461769

Summary: We numerically study solitary waves in the coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. We detect pitchfork bifurcations of the fundamental solitary wave and compute eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the corresponding eigenvalue problems to determine the spectral stability of solitary waves born at the pitchfork bifurcations. Our numerical results demonstrate the theoretical ones which the authors obtained recently. We also compute generalized eigenfunctions associated with the zero eigenvalue for the bifurcated solitary wave exhibiting a saddle-node bifurcation, and show that it does not change its stability type at the saddle-node bifurcation point.


37M20 Computational methods for bifurcation problems in dynamical systems
65P30 Numerical bifurcation problems
35Q55 NLS equations (nonlinear Schrödinger equations)


AUTO-07P; HomCont; AUTO
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