Amplitude and Phase of Wave Packets in a Linear Potential

Georgi Gary Rozenman, Matthias Zimmermann, Maxim A. Efremov, Wolfgang P. Schleich, Lev Shemer, Ady Arie

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Abstract

We theoretically study and successfully observe the evolution of Gaussian and Airy surface gravity water wave packets propagating in an effective linear potential. This potential results from a homogeneous and time-dependent flow created by a computer-controlled water pump. For both wave packets we measure the amplitudes and the cubic phases appearing due to the linear potential. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the self-acceleration of the Airy surface gravity water wave packets can be completely canceled by a linear potential.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124302
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume122
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Mar 2019

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