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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2169–2171

Compensating losses in negative-index metamaterials by optical parametric amplification

Alexander K. Popov and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2169-2171 (2006)

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Optical parametric amplification controlled by the auxiliary electromagnetic field enables transparency, amplification, and oscillation with no cavity in strongly absorbing negative-index metamaterials. The opposite directions of the wave vector and the Poynting vector in such materials result in extraordinary optical properties, including “backward” phase matching and the generation of entangled pairs of left- and right-handed counterpropagating photons.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2006

Alexander K. Popov and Vladimir M. Shalaev, "Compensating losses in negative-index metamaterials by optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 31, 2169-2171 (2006)

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