Numerical study of the stability of the Peregrine solution
Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne
The Peregrine solution to the nonlinear Schrödinger equations is widely discussed as a model for rogue waves in deep water. We present here a detailed fully nonlinear numerical study of high accuracy of perturbations of the Peregrine solution as a solution to the nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equations. We study localized and nonlocalized perturbations of the Peregrine solution in the linear and fully nonlinear setting. It is shown that the solution is unstable against all considered perturbations.