A quasi-local Gross-Pitaevskii equation for attractive Bose-Einstein condensates

Juan J. García-Ripoll*, Vladimir V. Konotop, Boris Malomed, Víctor M. Pérez-García

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We study a quasi-local approximation for a nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The problem is closely related to several applications, in particular to Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive two-body interactions. The nonlocality is approximated by a nonlinear dispersion term, which is controlled by physically meaningful parameters. We show that the phenomenology found in the nonlocal model is very similar to that present in the reduced one with the nonlinear dispersion. We prove rigorously the absence of collapse in the model, and obtain numerically its stable soliton-like ground state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 13 Feb 2003
EventNonlinear Waves: Computation and Theory II - Athens, GE, United States
Duration: 9 Apr 200112 Apr 2001


FundersFunder number
Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y TecnologíaDGCYT-HP1999-019, BFM2000-0521


    • Blow-up phenomena
    • Bose-Einstein condensation
    • Nonlinear waves


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