Experimental observation of dark solitons on the surface of water

Chabchoub, A., Hoffmann, N., Kimmoun, O., Branger, H., Proment, Davide, Onorato, M. and Akhmediev, N. (2013) Experimental observation of dark solitons on the surface of water. Physical Review Letters, 110 (12). ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We present the first ever observation of dark solitons on the surface of water. It takes the form of an amplitude drop of the carrier wave which does not change shape in propagation. The shape and width of the soliton depend on the water depth, carrier frequency, and the amplitude of the background wave. The experimental data taken in a water tank show an excellent agreement with the theory. These results may improve our understanding of the nonlinear dynamics of water waves at finite depths.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 00:57
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 14:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43409
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.124101

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