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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20266–20271

Nonlinear magnetic metamaterials

Ilya V. Shadrivov, Alexander B. Kozyrev, DanielW. van der Weide, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20266-20271 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020266


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Abstract

We study experimentally nonlinear tunable magnetic metamaterials operating at microwave frequencies. We fabricate the nonlinear metamaterial composed of double split-ring resonators where a varactor diode is introduced into each resonator so that the magnetic resonance can be tuned dynamically by varying the input power. We demonstrate that at higher powers the transmission of the metamaterial becomes power-dependent and, as a result, such metamaterial can demonstrate various nonlinear properties. In particular, we study experimentally the power-dependent shift of the transmission band and demonstrate nonlinearity-induced enhancement (or suppression) of wave transmission.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Citation
Ilya V. Shadrivov, Alexander B. Kozyrev, Daniel W. van der Weide, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Nonlinear magnetic metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 20266-20271 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20266


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