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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 14954–14959

Nonlinear control of invisibility cloaking

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

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 14954-14959 (2012)

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We introduce a new concept of the nonlinear control of invisibility cloaking. We study the scattering properties of multi-shell plasmonic nanoparticles with a nonlinear response of one of the shells, and demonstrate that the scattering cross-section of such particles can be controlled by a power of the incident electromagnetic radiation. More specifically, we can either increase or decrease the scattering cross-section by changing the intensity of the external field, as well as control the scattering efficiently and even reverse the radiation direction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(290.5839) Scattering : Scattering, invisibility

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Original Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2012
Published: June 19, 2012

Nina A. Zharova, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Alexander A. Zharov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Nonlinear control of invisibility cloaking," Opt. Express 20, 14954-14959 (2012)

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