An analytical approach to the theory of electromagnetic waves in nonlinear vacuum is developed. The evolution of the pulse is governed by a system of nonlinear wave vector equations. An exact solution with its own angular momentum in the form of a shock wave is obtained.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012
Lubomir M. Kovachev, Daniela A. Georgieva, and Kamen L. Kovachev, "Electromagnetic shock wave in nonlinear vacuum: exact solution," Opt. Lett. 37, 4047-4049 (2012)