Wave propagation in nonlinear disordered media
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- Flach, S. Phys. Part. Nuclei (2010) 41: 1020. doi:10.1134/S1063779610070087
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We analyze mechanisms and regimes of wave packet spreading in nonlinear disordered media. We discuss resonance probabilities, and predict a dynamical crossover from strong to weak chaos. The crossover is controlled by the ratio of nonlinear frequency shifts and the average eigenvalue spacing of eigenstates of the linear equations within one localization volume. We consider generalized models in higher lattice dimensions and obtain critical values for the nonlinearity power, the dimension, and norm density, which influence possible dynamical outcomes in a qualitative way.