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Nonlinear properties of left-handed metamaterials

Zharov, N Alexander; Shadrivov, Ilya; Kivshar, Yuri


We analyze the properties of microstructured materials with negative refraction, the so-called left-handed metamaterials. We consider a two-dimensional periodic structure created by arrays of wires and split-ring resonators embedded into a nonlinear dielectric, and calculate the effective nonlinear electric permittivity and magnetic permeability. We demonstrate that the hysteresis-type dependence of the magnetic permeability on the field intensity allows changing the material properties from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003-07-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.037401


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