|Proceedings of the Conference on Nonlinear Coherent Structures in Physics and Biology,|
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, July 95
A.F.Ioffe Physical Technical Institute,
The Russian Academy of Sciences,
St.Petersburg, 194021 Russia.
Based on the theory, the experiment was proposed and longitudinal strain solitons in nonlinear elastic wave guides were generated successfully, using laser pulse source, and observed by means of holographic interferometry method. The compression strain solitary wave as a whole is shown on pictures. We demonstrate that the strain soliton can be reproduced and observed in a physical lab in ordinary conditions.
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