Interaction of electromagnetic solitons in relativistic plasmas
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Moving one-dimensional electromagnetic solitons formed in a weakly relativistic laser-plasma are studied in the generalized nonlinear Schroedinger equation model. Conserved quantities and moving soliton solutions are analytically derived in a closed form. Stability Studies reveal a transition at maximum amplitude to an unstable cusp-soliton. Simulations of two interacting electromagnetic (EM) solitons show a critical dependence on the solitons amplitude, velocity and mutual phase; resulting in either elastic collisions or a break up of the soliton pair.
Source:Journal of Plasma Physics, 2006, 72, 1309-1313
- 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas/7th Asia Pacific Plasma Theory Conference, Jul 12-15, 2005, Nara, Japan