On the standing waves of the Schrödinger equation with concentrated nonlinearity

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  • We study the concentrated NLS on Rn, with power non-linearities, driven by the fractional Laplacian, (-Δ)s,s>n2. We construct the solitary waves explicitly, in an optimal range of the parameters, so that they belong to the natural energy space Hs(Rn). Next, we provide a complete classification of their spectral stability. Finally, we show that the waves are non-degenerate and consequently orbitally stable, whenever they are spectrally stable. Incidentally, our construction shows that the soliton profiles for the concentrated NLS are in fact exact minimizers of the Sobolev embedding Hs(Rn) ↪ L∞(Rn) , which provides an alternative calculation and justification of the sharp constants in these inequalities.
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  • Ramadan A; Stefanov AG
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  • 11
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  • 3