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Determination of the blow up point for complex nonautonomous ODE with cubic nonlinearity

Алфимов Г. Л., Федотов А. П., Sinelshchikov D.

We present a method for determination of the blow up point for a complex nonautonomous ordinary differential equation with a cubic nonlinearity. This equation describes stationary nonlinear modes for two important NLS-based models: (i) the Gross–Pitaevskii equation with complex potential and repulsive nonlinearity and (ii) the Lugiato–Lefever equation in the case of normal dispersion. We derive and justify an asymptotic expansion in the vicinity of the blow up point. This expansion is employed for the construction of a numeric procedure for the computation of the coordinate of the blow up point. We illustrate applications of the proposed procedure by two examples, where exact analytical solutions are available. It is shown that it allows one to find the blow up point with high accuracy. The method may be efficiently used for the search of soliton solutions for vector and scalar NLS-type equations within the strategy of ’filtering out’ of blow up solutions (Alfimov et al., Physica D, 394, 39 (2019)).