2 August 2004 Nonlinear effects in left-handed metamaterials
Author Affiliations +
We analyze nonlinear properties of microstructured materials with negative refraction, the so-called left-handed metamaterials. We demonstrate that the hysteresis-type dependence of the magnetic permeability on the field intensity allows changing the material properties from left- to right-handed and back. We predict also that nonlinear left-handed metamaterials can support both TE- and TM-polarized self-trapped localized beams, spatial electromagnetic solitons. Such solitons appear as single- and multi-hump beams, being either symmetric or antisymmetric, and they can exist due to the hysteresis-type magnetic nonlinearity and the effective domains of negative magnetic permeability.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Yuri S. Kivshar, Yuri S. Kivshar, Ilya Shadrivov, Ilya Shadrivov, Alexander Zharov, Alexander Zharov, } "Nonlinear effects in left-handed metamaterials", Proc. SPIE 5508, Complex Mediums V: Light and Complexity, (2 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560683; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.560683

Back to Top