We study the Cauchy problem associated to a nonlinear Schrödinger equation modelling the self-channeling of a high power, ultra-short laser pulse in matter. The new nonlinear terms arise from relativistic effects and from the ponderomotive force. We prove global existence and uniqueness of small solutions in transverse space dimensions 2 and 3, and local existence without any smallness condition in transverse space dimension 1.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics