Inhomogeneous turbulence for the Wick Nonlinear Schrödinger equation

Zaher Hani, Jalal Shatah, Hui Zhu

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We introduce a simplified model for wave turbulence theory—the Wick nonlinear Schrödinger equation, of which the main feature is the absence of all self-interactions in the correlation expansions of its solutions. For this model, we derive several wave kinetic equations that govern the effective statistical behavior of its solutions in various regimes. In the homogeneous setting, where the initial correlation is translation invariant, we obtain a wave kinetic equation similar to the one predicted by the formal theory. In the inhomogeneous setting, we obtain a wave kinetic equation that describes the statistical behavior of the wavepackets of the solutions, accounting for both the transport of wavepackets and collisions among them. Another wave kinetic equation, which seems new in the literature, also appears in a certain scaling regime of this setting and provides a more refined collision picture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCommunications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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