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Spiralling Solitons Leading To Fusion
To this point, the simulations shown all possess a cylindrical symmetry
axis and we have not made full use of the 3-dimensional nature of the
problem. In this simulation, we allow two light bullets to interact that
are offset slightly in the x direction. Due to the attractive force between
the bullets, the two pulses do not pass by without deviation but instead
go into orbit about one another. Then, as they rotate about a common centre,
the distance between the pulses descreases as radiation is cast off,
the result being eventual fusion to a rotating soliton state.
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