A detailed group theoretic approach is developed for the 2 x 2 AKNS system with potentials supported on the half-line. This approach uses consistently Riemann-Hilbert splittings interpreted as factorizations in certain Banach Lie groups. In particular, it is shown how meromorphic splittings introduced by Beals and Coifman can be replaced with regular Riemann-Hilbert splittings leading to the group theoretic notion of a scattering data.
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Josef Dorfmeister, Jacek Szmigielski, Riemann-Hilbert Factorizations and Inverse Scattering for the AKNS-Equation with <i>L</i><sup>1</sup>-Potentials I. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 29 (1993), no. 6, pp. 911–958DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195166423