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Nonlinear sawtooth-shaped waves

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

This survey is devoted to experimental and theoretical results on interaction and self-action processes of strongly distorted waves containing shock fronts. Such sawtooth-shaped disturbances can be formed during the propagation of the wave through media where the nonlinearity predominates over competitive factors like dispersion, diffraction, and absorption. The specificity of nonlinear processes for sawtooth-shaped waves is particularly emphasised. The recently observed phenomena such as self-action of beams, self-refraction of shock pulses and saturation of the signal in focus, as well as current applied problems, are described.

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PACS: 43.25.+y
DOI: 10.1070/PU1995v038n09ABEH000104
Citation: Rudenko O V "Nonlinear sawtooth-shaped waves" Phys. Usp. 38 965–989 (1995)
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PT Journal Article
TI Nonlinear sawtooth-shaped waves
AU Rudenko O V
FAU Rudenko OV
DP 10 Sep, 1995
TA Phys. Usp.
VI 38
IP 9
PG 965-989
RX 10.1070/PU1995v038n09ABEH000104
SO Phys. Usp. 1995 Sep 10;38(9):965-989

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