We demonstrate excitation of additional electromagnetic waves in plasmonic nanorod metamaterials. These waves arising from a nonlocal optical response of metamaterial results in strongly enhanced ultrafast nonlinear response.
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V. A. Podolskiy, B. Wells, G. A. Wurtz, R. Pollard, W. Hendren, G. Wiederrecht, D. Goztola, and A. V. Zayats, "Nonlocal Optical Phenomena in Metamaterials," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QTu1G.1.