Non-commutative NLS-type hierarchies: Dressing & solutions

Anastasia Doikou, Iain Findlay, Spyridoula Sklaveniti

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We consider the generalized matrix non-linear Schrödinger (NLS) hierarchy. By employing the universal Darboux-dressing scheme we derive solutions for the hierarchy of integrable PDEs via solutions of the matrix Gelfand-Levitan-Marchenko equation, and we also identify recursion relations that yield the Lax pairs for the whole matrix NLS-type hierarchy. These results are obtained considering either matrix-integral or general n-th order matrix-differential operators as Darboux-dressing transformations. In this framework special links with the Airy and Burgers equations are also discussed. The matrix version of the Darboux transform is also examined leading to the non-commutative version of the Riccati equation. The non-commutative Riccati equation is solved and hence suitable conserved quantities are derived. In this context we also discuss the infinite dimensional case of the NLS matrix model as it provides a suitable candidate for a quantum version of the usual NLS model. Similarly, the non-commutative Riccati equation for the general dressing transform is derived and it is naturally equivalent to the one emerging from the solution of the auxiliary linear problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-400
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Physics B
Early online date26 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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