Nonlinear optical effects in artificial materials

  title={Nonlinear optical effects in artificial materials},
  author={Andrei I. Maimistov and Ildar Gabitov},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
Abstract.We consider some nonlinear phenomena in metamaterials with negative refractive index properties. Our consideration includes a survey of previously known results as well as identification of the phenomena that are important for applications of this new field. We focus on optical behavior of thin films as well as multi-wave interactions. 

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