Breather management in the derivative nonlinear Schrodinger equation with variable coefficients Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 Elsevier Inc. We investigate breather solutions of the generalized derivative nonlinear Schrdinger (DNLS) equation with variable coefficients, which is used in the description of femtosecond optical pulses in inhomogeneous media. The solutions are constructed by means of the similarity transformation, which reduces a particular form of the generalized DNLS equation into the standard one, with constant coefficients. Examples of bright and dark breathers of different orders, that ride on finite backgrounds and may be related to rogue waves, are presented.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, W., Belic, M., Malomed, B. A., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • April 2015