Stability of periodic waves for the fractional KdV and NLS equations

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  • We consider the focussing fractional periodic Korteweg-deVries (fKdV) and fractional periodic non-linear Schrödinger equations (fNLS) equations, with L2 sub-critical dispersion. In particular, this covers the case of the periodic KdV and Benjamin-Ono models. We construct two parameter family of bell-shaped travelling waves for KdV (standing waves for NLS), which are constrained minimizers of the Hamiltonian. We show in particular that for each 0$]]>, there is a travelling wave solution to fKdV and fNLS, which is non-degenerate. We also show that the waves are spectrally stable and orbitally stable, provided the Cauchy problem is locally well-posed in Hα/2[ - T, T] and a natural technical condition. This is done rigorously, without any a priori assumptions on the smoothness of the waves or the Lagrange multipliers.
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  • Hakkaev S; Stefanov AG
  • Start Page

  • 1171
  • End Page

  • 1203
  • Volume

  • 151
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  • 4