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Canonical Collision

In this simulation, two light bullets are initially separated in space but have opposing velocities in the moving reference frame such that they collide. (In the laboratory reference frame, the right-most light bullet is travelling faster than the left-most bullet, the collision ocurring when it overtakes the slower pulse.) The light bullets survive the nonlinear collision although a fraction of the energy is dissipated into the surrounding volume; this released radiation is not evident in the images due to the colour cutoff mentioned earlier.

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