Extreme nonlinear electrodynamics in metamaterials with very small linear dielectric permittivity

  title={Extreme nonlinear electrodynamics in metamaterials with very small linear dielectric permittivity},
  author={A. Ciattoni and C. Rizza and E. Palange},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  • A. Ciattoni, C. Rizza, E. Palange
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
  • We consider a subwavelength periodic layered medium whose slabs are filled by arbitrary linear metamaterials and standard nonlinear Kerr media and show that the homogenized medium behaves as a Kerr medium whose parameters can assume values not available in standard materials. Exploiting such a parameter availability, we focus on the situation where the linear relative dielectric permittivity is very small, thus allowing the observation of the extreme nonlinear regime where the nonlinear… CONTINUE READING
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