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A note on loop-soliton solutions of the short-pulse equation

Parkes, E.J. (2010) A note on loop-soliton solutions of the short-pulse equation. Physics Letters A, 374. pp. 4321-4323. ISSN 0375-9601

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It is shown that the N-loop soliton solution to the short-pulse equation may be decomposed exactly into N separate soliton elements by using a Moloney-Hodnett type decomposition. For the case N = 2, the decomposition is used to calculate the phase shift of each soliton caused by its interaction with the other one. Corrections are made to some previous results in the literature