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Nonlinear guided waves in tuneable, gyrotropic, metamaterial complex structures
Author(s): A. D. Boardman; P. Egan; R. C. Mitchell-Thomas; Y. G. Rapoport
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Paper Abstract

The creation of electromagnetic metamaterials that will operate at THz frequencies, and into the visible frequency range, is an extremely important task that points to far-reaching medical, data storage, and processing applications. It is imperative, therefore, that these properties be associated with complex systems that can sustain both guided and surface waves in the nonlinear regime, and to offer the possibility of tunability through the addition of a gyromagnetic environment. In particular, a magneto-optic part of a metamaterial guiding structure will exert a dramatic influence because it can readily take advantage of the types of nanostructured geometries that are coming into existence. If the nonlinearity is strong, the shape of the modal fields of nonlinear guided waves changes significantly with power, as demonstrated a long time ago. The investigation of spatial and temporal solitons in double negative metamaterials is important to the future of integrated optical structures which rely upon specialized data manipulation. Some examples of strongly nonlinear waves will be given and the magnetooptic influences will be reserved for soliton management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7392, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications II, 739214 (2 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827709
Show Author Affiliations
A. D. Boardman, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
P. Egan, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
R. C. Mitchell-Thomas, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
Y. G. Rapoport, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7392:
Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications II
Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev; Allan D. Boardman; Nader Engheta, Editor(s)

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