A New Approach for Numerically Solving Nonlinear Eigensolution Problems Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. By considering a constraint on the energy profile, a new implicit approach is developed to solve nonlinear eigensolution problems. A corresponding minimax method is modified to numerically find eigensolutions in the order of their eigenvalues to a class of semilinear elliptic eigensolution problems from nonlinear optics and other nonlinear dispersive/diffusion systems. It turns out that the constraint is equivalent to a constraint on the wave intensity in L-(p+1) norm. The new approach enables people to establish some interesting new properties, such as wave intensity preserving/control, bifurcation identification, etc., and to explore their applications. Numerical results are presented to illustrate the method.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Scientific Computing

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, C., & Zhou, J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Changchun||Zhou, Jianxin

publication date

  • July 2015