Dissipative structures in left-handed material cavity optics
Journal article, 2007

We study the spatiotemporal dynamics of spatially extended nonlinear cavities containing a left-handed material. Such materials, which have a negative index of refraction, have been experimentally demonstrated recently, and allow for novel electromagnetic behavior. We show that the insertion of a left-handed material in an optical resonator allows for controlling the value and the sign of the diffraction coefficient in dispersive Kerr resonators and degenerate optical parametric oscillators. We give an overview of our analytical and numerical studies on the stability and formation of dissipative structures in systems with negative diffraction.

negative diffraction

spatiotemporal dynamics

metamaterials

cavity

nonlinear dynamics

soliton

dissipative structure

Author

Philippe Tassin

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Lendert Gelens

Jan Danckaert

Irina Veretennicoff

Guy Van Der Sande

Pascal Kockaert

Mustapha Tlidi

Chaos

1054-1500 (ISSN) 1089-7682 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 3 037116-

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics

DOI

10.1063/1.2768158

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10/8/2017