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electromagnetic shock wave
1. An intense electromagnetic wave resulting from the coincidence of several waves of different velocities in a nonlinear dispersive medium.
2. An electromagnetic wave of significant intensity that results when waves with different intensities propagate with different velocities in a nonlinear optical medium, and faster-traveling waves from a pulse of light catch up with preceding, slower traveling waves.
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