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69) 1. 70) has a solution q (0) that is taken as a solitary wave or a soliton solution. 71) where, θi for 1 ≤ i ≤ m are the so-called fast variables while T = t and X = x are the slow variables, and Pl for 1 ≤ l ≤ N is the parameter that depends on the slow variables. In many problems, only one fast variable, namely θ = x− P1 t in the unperturbed problem, is needed. One can generalize θ to satisfy ∂θ/∂x = 1 and ∂θ/∂t = −P1 and can use P1 = P1 ( X, T) to remove the secular terms. 71), is a quasi-stationary solution and one can write q = qˆ (θ, X, T, ).

This method has several advantages for studying solitons in the nonlinear optics community. Some of these advantages are [38] 1. This method is applicable to a perturbation problem for which the unperturbed system may not be integrable. Also, this method only requires that the unperturbed system admits a well-defined solution, such as a soliton, although this method has limitations. 2. It is a universal method that is suitable for equations in any dimensions with external forces and potentials.

166) where q nx = ∂n q /∂x n . 167) P1: Binaya Dash October 5, 2006 12:36 C6382 C6382˙Book Kerr Law Nonlinearity 51 where ψnx = ∂n ψ/∂x n . Note that d/d x = q x . 169) for example, X[q , q ∗ ] = (i/2)q xx + i|q |2 q . 170). Also, define the space χ (0) [[q , q ∗ ]] as the set of polynomials that satisfy the relation X[e iθ q , e −iθ q ∗ ] = e iθ X[q , q ∗ ]. 94) belong to χ (0) [[q , q ∗ ]]. 171) n=0 where Xn is a homogenous polynomial of (q , q ∗ , q x , q x∗ . ) and Deg(Xn+1 ) = Deg( Xn ) + 1.

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