Lax pair formulation in the simultaneous presence of boundaries and defects

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Inspired by recent results on the effect of integrable boundary conditions on the bulk behavior of an integrable system, and in particular on the behavior of an existing defect we systematically formulate the Lax pairs in the simultaneous presence of integrable boundaries and defects. The respective sewing conditions as well as the relevant equations of motion on the defect point are accordingly extracted. We consider a specific prototype i.e. the vector non-linear Schr\"{o}dinger (NLS) model to exemplify our construction. This model displays a highly non-trivial behavior and allows the existence of two distinct types of boundary conditions based on the reflection algebra or the twisted Yangian.
Original languageEnglish
Article number065203
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2015


  • hep-th
  • math-ph
  • math.MP
  • nlin.SI


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