Phase-pulling and space-time complexity in an ac driven damped one-dimensional sine-gordon system

A. Mazor, A. R. Bishop, D. W. McLaughlin

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Abstract

Using a collective-coordinate ansatz and multiple scale technique, we have studied the location and nature of breather instabilities, for a homogeneously driven, damped sine-Gordon system (on a finite line) in the nonlinear Schrödinger regime. We find that "phase-pulling" between the spatially localized breather, and the spatially extended uniform background is crucial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

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