Powell, David A.; Shadrivov, Ilya V.; Kivshar, Yuri S.
Employing a nonlinear left-handed transmission line as a model system, we
demonstrate experimentally the multi-stability phenomena predicted
theoretically for microstructured left-handed metamaterials with a nonlinear
response. We show that the bistability is associated with the period doubling
which at higher power may result in chaotic dynamics of the transmission line.
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