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Title: Universality in an information-theoretic motivated nonlinear Schrodinger equation
Authors: Parwani, R. 
Tabia, G.
Issue Date: 25-May-2007
Citation: Parwani, R., Tabia, G. (2007-05-25). Universality in an information-theoretic motivated nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 40 (21) : 5621-5635. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Using perturbative methods, we analyse a nonlinear generalization of Schrodinger's equation that had previously been obtained through information-theoretic arguments. We obtain analytical expressions for the leading correction, in terms of the nonlinearity scale, to the energy eigenvalues of the linear Schrodinger equation in the presence of an external potential and observe some generic features. In one space dimension these are (i) for nodeless ground states, the energy shifts are subleading in the nonlinearity parameter compared to the shifts for the excited states; (ii) the shifts for the excited states are due predominantly to contribution from the nodes of the unperturbed wavefunctions, and (iii) the energy shifts for excited states are positive for small values of a regulating parameter and negative at large values, vanishing at a universal critical value that is not manifest in the equation. Some of these features hold true for higher dimensional problems. We also study two exactly solved nonlinear Schrodinger equations so as to contrast our observations. Finally, we comment on the possible significance of our results if the nonlinearity is physically realized. © 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
ISSN: 17518113
DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/40/21/012
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