Giant collective incoherent shock waves in strong turbulence

Gang Xu, Massimiliano Guasoni, David Vocke, Daniele Faccio, Josselin Garnier, Thomas Roger, Stefano Trillo, Antonio Picozzi

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Contrary to conventional coherent shocks, we show theoretically and experimentally that nonlocal turbulent flows lead to the emergence of large-scale incoherent shock waves, which constitute a collective phenomenon of the incoherent field as a whole.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Photonics 2016
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781943580170
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016
EventNonlinear Photonics 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Sep 20168 Sep 2016


ConferenceNonlinear Photonics 2016
Abbreviated titleNP 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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