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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 7 (2002), Issue 7, Pages 385-399

An inverse problem for a nonlinear Schrödinger equation

Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Received 10 January 2002

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We study the dependence on the control q of the interval of definition of the solution u of the Cauchy problem ιu+Δu=λ|u|2uιqu in 2×(0,T),u(x,0)=ω in 2, and we prove a version of Fibich's conjecture. Feedback laws for an inverse problem of the above equation with experimental data, measured on a portion of the boundary of an open, bounded subset of 2 are established.