Powell, David A.; Shadrivov, Ilya V.; Kivshar, Yuri S.
We study parametric amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission
lines, which serve as model systems for nonlinear negative index metamaterials.
We experimentally demonstrate amplification of a weak pump signal in three
regimes: with the signal in the left-handed band, with the signal in the stop
band, and with the signal at a defect frequency. In particular, we demonstrate
the amplification of the incident wave by up to 15dB in the left-handed regime.
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