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On the NLS dynamics for infinite energy vortex configurations on the plane

  • Fabrice Bethuel

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Robert L. Jerrard

    University of Toronto, Canada
  • Didier Smets

    UPMC, Université Paris 06, France
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Abstract

We derive the asymptotical dynamical law for Ginzburg-Landau vortices in the plane under the Schrödinger dynamics, as the Ginz\-burg-Landau parameter goes to zero. The limiting law is the well-known point-vortex system. This result extends to the whole plane previous results of [Colliander, J.E. and Jerrard, R.L.: Vortex dynamics for the Ginzburg-Landau-Schrödinger equation. Internat. Math. Res. Notices 1998, no. 7, 333-358; Lin, F.-H. and Xin, J.\,X.: On the incompressible fluid limit and the vortex motion law of the nonlinear Schr\"{o}dinger equation. Comm. Math. Phys. 200 (1999), 249-274] established for bounded domains, and holds for arbitrary degree at infinity. When this degree is non-zero, the total Ginzburg-Landau energy is infinite.

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Fabrice Bethuel, Robert L. Jerrard, Didier Smets, On the NLS dynamics for infinite energy vortex configurations on the plane. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 24 (2008), no. 2, pp. 671–702

DOI 10.4171/RMI/552