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Spiralling Solitons Without Capture

If the offset is increased slightly from that of the previous simulation, the light bullets rotate about one another but capture and fusion does not occur, the pulses leaving the simulation with transverse velocities. In the laboratory frame of reference, these sideways velocities are superimposed on a fast longitudinal motion. One might think that a certain transverse offset exists at which a stable orbiting pair exists. Alas, this is not possible as "friction" between the pair causes the orbit to decay.

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