The mechanism underlying the soliton ratchet, both in absence and in presence of noise, is investigated. We show the existence of an asymmetric internal mode on the soliton profile that couples, through the damping in the system, to the soliton translational mode. Effective soliton transport is achieved when the internal mode and the external force are phase locked. We use as a working model a generalized double sine-Gordon equation. The phenomenon is expected to be valid for generic soliton systems.

Soliton Ratchets

SALERNO, Mario;
2002-01-01

Abstract

The mechanism underlying the soliton ratchet, both in absence and in presence of noise, is investigated. We show the existence of an asymmetric internal mode on the soliton profile that couples, through the damping in the system, to the soliton translational mode. Effective soliton transport is achieved when the internal mode and the external force are phase locked. We use as a working model a generalized double sine-Gordon equation. The phenomenon is expected to be valid for generic soliton systems.
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