Justification of the discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation from a parametrically driven damped nonlinear Klein–Gordon equation and numerical comparisons

Y. Muda, F. T. Akbar, R. Kusdiantara, B. E. Gunara, H. Susanto

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Abstract

We consider a damped, parametrically driven discrete nonlinear Klein–Gordon equation, that models coupled pendula and micromechanical arrays, among others. To study the equation, one usually uses a small-amplitude wave ansatz, that reduces the equation into a discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation with damping and parametric drive. Here, we justify the approximation by looking for the error bound with the method of energy estimates. Furthermore, we prove the local and global existence of solutions to the discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation. To illustrate the main results, we consider numerical simulations showing the dynamics of errors made by the discrete nonlinear equation. We consider two types of initial conditions, with one of them being a discrete soliton of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, that is expectedly approximate discrete breathers of the nonlinear Klein–Gordon equation.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1274-1282
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume383
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Discrete breather
  • Discrete Klein–Gordon equation
  • Discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation
  • Discrete soliton
  • Small-amplitude approximation

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