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- Asymptotic Stability of Harmonic Maps on the Hyperbolic Plane under the Schrodinger Maps Evolution
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- Oh, Sung-Jin,Oh, Sung-Jin
- COMMUNICATIONS ON PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 2023
- We consider the Cauchy problem for the Schrodinger maps evolution when the domain is the hyperbolic plane. An interesting feature of this problem compared to the more widely studied case on the Euclidean plane is the existence of a rich new family of finite energy harmonic maps. These are stationary solutions, and thus play an important role in the dynamics of Schrodinger maps. The main result of this article is the asymptotic stability of (some of) such harmonic maps under the Schrodinger maps evolution. More precisely, we prove the nonlinear asymptotic stability of a finite energy equivariant harmonic map Q under the Schrodinger maps evolution with respect to non-equivariant perturbations, provided Q obeys a suitable linearized stability condition. This condition is known to hold for all equivariant harmonic maps with values in the hyperbolic plane and for a subset of those maps taking values in the sphere. One of the main technical ingredients in the paper is a global-in-time local smoothing and Strichartz estimate for the operator obtained by linearization around a harmonic map, proved in the companion paper . (c) 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.