Spatiotemporal dispersion and wave envelopes with relativistic and pseudorelativistic characteristics
Christian, JM, McDonald, GS, Hodgkinson, TF and Chamorro-Posada, P 2012, 'Spatiotemporal dispersion and wave envelopes with relativistic and pseudorelativistic characteristics' , Physical Review Letters, 108 (3) , 034101-1.
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A generic nonparaxial model for pulse envelopes is presented. Classic Schro¨dinger-type descriptions of wave propagation have their origins in slowly-varying envelopes combined with a Galilean boost to the local time frame. By abandoning these two simplifications, a picture of pulse evolution emerges in which frame-of-reference considerations and space-time transformations take center stage. A wide range of effects, analogous to those in special relativity, then follows for both linear and nonlinear systems. Explicit demonstration is presented through exact bright and dark soliton pulse solutions.
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|Schools:||Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
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|Date Deposited:||29 Mar 2012 16:09|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 00:10|
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