American Journal of Applied Sciences

Effects of Higher Order Dispersion Terms in the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Robert Beech and Frederick Osman

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1356.1369

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 9

Pages 1356-1369


This study presents a concise graphical analysis of solitonic solutions to a nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLSE). A sequence of code using the standard NDSolve function has been developed in Mathematica to investigate the acceptable accuracy of the NLSE in relatively small ranges of the dispersive parameter space. An operator splitting approach was used in the numerical solutions to expand the boundaries and reduce the artifacts for a reliable solution. These numerical routines were implemented through the use with Mathematica and the results give a very clear view of this interesting and important practical phenomenon.


© 2005 Robert Beech and Frederick Osman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.