Purely imaginary eigenvalues of Zakharov-Shabat systems
Shaw, J. K.
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Zakharov-Shabat systems with single-hump and real, but not necessarily symmetric, potentials are shown to have purely imaginary eigenvalues only. Coupled with examples of double-hump potentials with nonimaginary eigenvalues, this establishes that confinement of Zakharov-Shabat eigenvalues to the imaginary axis is a characteristic of potentials whose energy is concentrated in a single region of the time axis.