Spatial solitons in nonlinear left-handed metamaterials


We predict that left-handed metamaterials with nonlinear response can support both TEand TM-polarized self-trapped localized beams, or spatial electromagnetic solitons. Such solitons appear as singleand multi-hump beams, being either symmetric or antisymmetric, and they are modified dramatically by the hysteresis-type magnetic nonlinearity and the effective domains of negative magnetic permeability.

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@inproceedings{Shadrivov2004SpatialSI, title={Spatial solitons in nonlinear left-handed metamaterials}, author={Ilya V. Shadrivov and Yuri S Kivshar}, year={2004} }