Perturbation-induced radiative decay of solitons

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New results concerning emission of radiation (quasi-linear waves) from kinks described by various versions of a perturbed sine-Gordon equation are presented. Considered physical problems pertain to condensed matter physics and nonlinear optics. In perticular, intensities of Swihart wave emission from a fluxon in a long dc driven Josephson junction, and of spin wave emission from a domain wall in a weak ferromagnet driven by external constant magnetic field are calculated. A general estimate for an exponentially small intensity of emission from a kink oscillating near a bottom of an effective potential wall is obtained. A system of coupled double sine-Gordon equations describing a double DNA helix is briefly investigated. It is demonstrated that a collision of a bi-kink (a bound state of two 2Π-kinks belonging to different subsystems) with a 4Π-kink belonging to either subsystem may result in excitation of large-amplitude internal oscillations of both the colliding solitons, and the rate of radiative damping of those oscillations is found. At last, radiative effects accompanying motion of a stimulated-Raman-scattering soliton in a dissipative medium are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-468
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 7 Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes


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