Solitons, Plasma Waves, and Laser Pulses

  • Stephen Maxon


The soliton is a pulse-like nonlinear wave which emerges from a collision with another soliton with its shape and speed preserved. This description, taken from the excellent review given by Scott, Chu, and McLaughlin (1973), aptly characterizes planar solitons. We shall see that solitons also exist in two and three dimensions, by extending the above characterization appropriately.


Soliton Solution Plasma Wave Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation Breather Solution Single Soliton 
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