Asymptotics in Fourier space of self-similar solutions to the modified Korteweg-de Vries equation
We give the asymptotics of the Fourier transform of self-similar solutions to the modified Korteweg-de Vries equation, through a fixed point argument in weighted W1,8 around a carefully chosen, two term ansatz. Such knowledge is crucial in the study of stability properties of the self-similar solutions for the modified Korteweg-de Vries flow. In the defocusing case, the self-similar profiles are solutions to the Painlevé II equation. Al- though they were extensively studied in physical space, no result to our knowledge describe their behavior in Fourier space. We are able to relate the constants involved in the description in Fourier space with those involved in the description in physical space.