Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 1020–1022

Wave propagation in nonlinear disordered media

  • S. Flach
Session “Statistical Mechanics, Kinetics and Quantum Theory of Condensed Matter”

DOI: 10.1134/S1063779610070087

Cite this article as:
Flach, S. Phys. Part. Nuclei (2010) 41: 1020. doi:10.1134/S1063779610070087


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.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Flach
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany

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