The Marchenko method to solve the general system of derivative nonlinear Schrödinger equations

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Aktosun T., Ercan R., ÜNLÜ M.

Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol.64, no.7, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/5.0128527
  • Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, INSPEC, MathSciNet, zbMATH, DIALNET
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


A system of linear integral equations is presented, which is the analog of the system of Marchenko integral equations, to solve the inverse scattering problem for the linear system associated with the DNLS (derivative nonlinear Schrödinger) equations. The corresponding direct and inverse scattering problems are analyzed, and the recovery of the potentials and the Jost solutions from the solution to the Marchenko system is described. When the reflection coefficients are zero, some explicit solution formulas are provided for the potentials and the Jost solutions in terms of a pair of constant matrix triplets representing the bound-state information for any number of bound states and any multiplicities. In the reduced case, when the two potentials in the linear system are related to each other through complex conjugation, the corresponding reduced Marchenko integral equation is obtained. The solution to the DNLS equation is obtained from the solution to the reduced Marchenko integral equation. The theory presented is illustrated with some explicit examples.