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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1291–1298

Nonlinear transmission and spatiotemporal solitons in metamaterials with negative refraction

Nina A. Zharova, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Alexander A. Zharov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1291-1298 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001291


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Abstract

We study one- and two-dimensional transmission of electromagnetic waves through a finite slab of a dielectric material with negative refraction. In the case when the dielectric slab possesses an intensity-dependent nonlinear response, we observe the nonlinearity-induced wave transmission through an opaque slab accompanied by the generation of spatiotemporal solitons. We solve this problem numerically, by employing the finite-difference time-domain simulations, for the parameters of microstructured materials with the negative refractive index in the microwave region, but our results can be useful for a design of nonlinear metamaterials with the left-handed properties in other frequency range.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2005
Published: February 21, 2005

Citation
Ilya Shadrivov, Nina Zharova, Alexander Zharov, and Yuri Kivshar, "Nonlinear transmission and spatiotemporal solitons in metamaterials with negative refraction," Opt. Express 13, 1291-1298 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-4-1291


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