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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4047–4049

Electromagnetic shock wave in nonlinear vacuum: exact solution

Lubomir M. Kovachev, Daniela A. Georgieva, and Kamen L. Kovachev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4047-4049 (2012)

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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

OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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)

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