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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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