Modulational and filamentational instabilities of two electromagnetic pulses in a radiation background

Mattias Marklund, Padma K Shukla, Gert Brodin, Lennart Stenflo
2004 New Journal of Physics  
The nonlinear interaction, due to quantum electrodynamical (QED) effects, between two electromagnetic pulses and a radiation gas is investigated. It is found that the governing equations admit both modulational and filamentational instabilities. The instability growth rates are derived, and the results are discussed.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/6/1/172 fatcat:ln575sjsmjcung433qcmze75zy