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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5238–5240

Nonlinear light concentrators

Apra Pandey and Natalia M. Litchinitser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5238-5240 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005238


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Abstract

We propose a reconfigurable cylindrical concentrator designed using a transformation-optics approach when the core of the device contains a material with Kerr nonlinearity. We demonstrate that in the case of focusing Kerr nonlinearity of the material in the device, it functions as an axicon-like lens with a variable focus line that can be tuned by changing the incident electromagnetic field. We also numerically study the cases where the core of the device is made of a material with defocusing Kerr nonlinearity or consists of a negative index material and predict beam splitting or localized field enhancement at the boundary of the core, respectively.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2012
Published: December 14, 2012

Citation
Apra Pandey and Natalia M. Litchinitser, "Nonlinear light concentrators," Opt. Lett. 37, 5238-5240 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5238

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