Nonlinear Effects in Left-Handed Metamaterials

  • Ilya V. Shadrivov
  • Yuri S. Kivshar
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 98)

We overview different types of nonlinear effects recently predicted for microstructured metamaterials which exhibit left-handed properties and negative refraction. We show that both magnetic and electric nonlinear response in such microstructured composites can be enhanced significantly compared to bulk media, since local electric fields in metallic microresonators may become extremely strong. We predict that nonlinear properties of metamaterials can allow for various applications, including a dynamic control and tunability of the electromagnetic properties of the composite structures, second-harmonic generation, intensity-dependent switches, and soliton generation.


Surface Wave Fundamental Frequency Dielectric Permittivity Magnetic Permeability Dark Soliton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilya V. Shadrivov
    • 1
  • Yuri S. Kivshar
    • 2
  1. 1.Nonlinear Physics Centre Research School of Physical Sciences and EngineeringAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Research School of Physical Sciences and EngineeringAustralian National UniversityAustralia

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