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Nonlinearities in Periodic Structures and Metamaterials

  • Cornelia Denz
  • Sergej Flach
  • Yuri S. Kivshar

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-18
  2. Nonlinear Effects in Reduced-Dimensional Structures: From Wave Guide Arrays to Slow Light

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Detlef Kip, Milutin Stepić
      Pages 3-19
    3. Gaetano Assanto, Andrea Fratalocchi
      Pages 21-35
    4. Dmitry V. Skryabin, William J. Wadsworth
      Pages 37-54
  3. Nonlinear Effects in Multidimensional Lattices: Solitons and Light Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 72-72
    2. Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Jason W. Fleischer, Guy Bartal, Oren Cohen, Hrvoje Buljan, Demetrios N. Christodoulides et al.
      Pages 73-99
    3. Jörg Imbrock, Bernd Terhalle, Patrick Rose, Philip Jander, Sebastian Koke, Cornelia Denz
      Pages 101-126
    4. Jianke Yang, Xiaosheng Wang, Jiandong Wang, Zhigang Chen
      Pages 127-143
    5. Dragomir N. Neshev, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Wieslaw Z. Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar
      Pages 145-161
  4. Periodic Structures for Matter Waves: From Lattices to Ratchets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 164-164
    2. Ennio Arimondo, Donatella Ciampini, Oliver Morsch
      Pages 165-180
    3. Sergey Denisov, Sergej Flach, Peter Hänggi
      Pages 181-194
    4. Sebastian Kling, Tobias Salger, Carsten Geckeler, Gunnar Ritt, Johannes Plumhof, Martin Weitz
      Pages 195-203
  5. Metamaterials: From Linear to Nonlinear Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 216-216
    2. Natalia M. Litchinitser, Vladimir M. Shalaev
      Pages 217-240
    3. Ilya V. Shadrivov
      Pages 241-257
    4. Allan D. Boardman, Neil King, Yuriy Rapoport
      Pages 259-272

About this book


Optical information processing of the future is associated with a new generation of compact nanoscale optical devices operating entirely with light. Moreover, adaptive features such as self-guiding, reconfiguration and switching become more and more important. Nonlinear devices offer an enormous potential for these applications. Consequently, innovative concepts for all-optical communication and information technologies based on nonlinear effects in photonic-crystal physics and nanoscale devices as metamaterials are of high interest.

This book focuses on nonlinear optical phenomena in periodic media, such as photonic crystals, optically-induced, adaptive lattices, atomic lattices or metamaterials. The main purpose is to describe and overview new physical phenomena that result from the interplay between nonlinearities and structural periodicities and is a guide to actual and future developments for the expert reader in optical information processing, as well as in the physics of cold atoms in optical lattices.


Cold atoms in optical lattices Metamaterials Nonlinear optics Optical information processing Optics Photonic crystals metamaterial

Editors and affiliations

  • Cornelia Denz
    • 1
  • Sergej Flach
    • 2
  • Yuri S. Kivshar
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Angewandte PhysikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.MPI für Physik Komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Research School of Physical Sciences &, EngineeringAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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