Rogue waves in a two-component Manakov system with variable coefficients and an external potential. Academic Article uri icon


  • We construct rogue waves (RWs) in a coupled two-mode system with the self-focusing nonlinearity of the Manakov type (equal SPM and XPM coefficients), spatially modulated coefficients, and a specially designed external potential. The system may be realized in nonlinear optics and Bose-Einstein condensates. By means of a similarity transformation, we establish a connection between solutions of the coupled Manakov system with spatially variable coefficients and the basic Manakov model with constant coefficients. Exact solutions in the form of two-component Peregrine and dromion waves are obtained. The RW dynamics is analyzed for different choices of parameters in the underlying parameter space. Different classes of RW solutions are categorized by means of a naturally introduced control parameter which takes integer values.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, W., Beli, M., & Malomed, B. A.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Zhong, Wei-Ping||Belić, Milivoj||Malomed, Boris A

publication date

  • November 2015