Interaction of spatially overlapping standing electromagnetic solitons in plasmas

V. Saxena, I. Kourakis, G. Sanchez-Arriaga, E. Siminos

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Numerical investigations on mutual interactions between two spatially overlapping standing electromagnetic solitons in a cold unmagnetized plasma are reported. It is found that an initial state comprising of two overlapping standing solitons evolves into different end states, depending on the amplitudes of the two solitons and the phase difference between them. For small amplitude solitons with zero phase difference, we observe the formation of an oscillating bound state whose period depends on their initial separation. These results suggest the existence of a bound state made of two solitons in the relativistic cold plasma fluid model. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-477
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 04 Feb 2013

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