Lie symmetries and solitons in nonlinear systems with spatially inhomogeneous nonlinearities
J. Belmonte-Beitia, V. M. Perez-Garcia, V. Vekslerchik, P. Torres
Physical Review Letters 98, 064102 (2007).
Using Lie group theory and canonical transformations, we construct explicit solutions of nonlinear Schrödinger equations with spatially inhomogeneous nonlinearities. We present the general theory, use it to show that localized nonlinearities can support bound states with an arbitrary number solitons, and discuss other applications of interest to the field of nonlinear matter waves.