Experimental Observation and Theoretical Description of Multisoliton Fission in Shallow Water

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  • S. Trillo
  • G. Deng
  • G. Biondini
  • M. Klein
  • G. F. Clauss
  • A. Chabchoub
  • M. Onorato


  • University of Ferrara
  • Technical University of Berlin
  • University of Tokyo
  • Universit'a di Rome Sapienza
  • State University of New York at Buffalo


We observe the dispersive breaking of cosine-type long waves [Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 240 (1965)] in shallow water, characterizing the highly nonlinear "multisoliton" fission over variable conditions. We provide new insight into the interpretation of the results by analyzing the data in terms of the periodic inverse scattering transform for the Korteweg-de Vries equation. In a wide range of dispersion and nonlinearity, the data compare favorably with our analytical estimate, based on a rigorous WKB approach, of the number of emerging solitons. We are also able to observe experimentally the universal Fermi-Pasta-Ulam recurrence in the regime of moderately weak dispersion.


JulkaisuPhysical Review Letters
TilaJulkaistu - 28 syyskuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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