All-optical switching in metamaterial with high structural symmetry: Bistable response of nonlinear double-ring planar metamaterial

@article{Tuz2011AllopticalSI,
  title={All-optical switching in metamaterial with high structural symmetry: Bistable response of nonlinear double-ring planar metamaterial},
  author={Vladimir R. Tuz and Sergey L. Prosvirnin},
  journal={European Physical Journal-applied Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={30401}
}
We argue the possibility of realization of a polarization-insensitive all-optical switching in a planar metamaterial composed of a 4-fold periodic array of two concentric metal rings placed on a substrate of nonlinear material. It is demonstrated that a switching may be achieved between essentially different values of transmission near the resonant frequency of the high-quality-factor Fano-shape trapped-mode excitation. 

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