We present numerical simulations of a new type of singular solutions of the critical nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLS), that collapse with a quasi self-similar ring profile at a square root blowup rate. We find and analyze the equation of the ring profile. We observe that the self-similar ring profile is an attractor for a large class of radially-symmetric initial conditions, but is unstable under symmetry-breaking perturbations. The equation for the ring profile admits also multi-ring solutions that give rise to collapsing self-similar multi-ring solutions, but these solutions are unstable even in the radially-symmetric case, and eventually collapse with a single ring profile. Collapsing ring solutions are also observed in the supercritical NLS.
- Blowup rate
- Nonlinear Schrödinger equation
- Ring profile
- Self-similar solution