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Intrinsic localized modes in parametrically driven arrays of nonlinear resonators

Kenig, Eyal and Malomed, Boris A. and Cross, M. C. and Lifshitz, Ron (2009) Intrinsic localized modes in parametrically driven arrays of nonlinear resonators. Physical Review E, 80 (4). Art. No. 046202 . ISSN 1539-3755.

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We study intrinsic localized modes (ILMs), or solitons, in arrays of parametrically driven nonlinear resonators with application to microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS). The analysis is performed using an amplitude equation in the form of a nonlinear Schrödinger equation with a term corresponding to nonlinear damping (also known as a forced complex Ginzburg-Landau equation), which is derived directly from the underlying equations of motion of the coupled resonators, using the method of multiple scales. We investigate the creation, stability, and interaction of ILMs, show that they can form bound states, and that under certain conditions one ILM can split into two. Our findings are confirmed by simulations of the underlying equations of motion of the resonators, suggesting possible experimental tests of the theory.

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Additional Information:© 2009 The American Physical Society. Received 8 April 2009; revised manuscript received 13 August 2009; published 2 October 2009. We thank an anonymous referee for inquiring about the dynamical formation of solitons in our array, which prompted us to add Sec. V. This work was supported by the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) through Grant No. 2004339, and by the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.
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Subject Keywords:bound states; Ginzburg-Landau theory; localised modes; micromechanical devices; nanoelectromechanical devices; nonlinear equations; resonators; Schrodinger equation; solitons
Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:PACS: 05.45.-a; 63.20.Pw; 62.25.-g; 85.85.+j.
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Official Citation:Intrinsic localized modes in parametrically driven arrays of nonlinear resonators Eyal Kenig, Boris A. Malomed, M. C. Cross, and Ron Lifshitz, Phys. Rev. E 80, 046202 (2009), DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046202
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