Pattern formation without diffraction matching in optical parametric oscillators with a metamaterial
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

We consider a degenerate optical parametric oscillator containing a left-handed material. We show that the inclusion of a left-handed material layer allows for controlling the strength and sign of the diffraction coefficient at either the pump or the signal frequency. Subsequently, we demonstrate the existence of stable dissipative structures without diffraction matching, i.e., without the usual relationship between the diffraction coefficients of the signal and pump fields. Finally, we investigate the size scaling of these light structures with decreasing diffraction strength.


dissipative structures

nonlinear optics

parametric oscillator


Philippe Tassin

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Guy Van Der Sande

Irina Veretennicoff

Pascal Kockaert

Mustapha Tlidi

Optics Express

1094-4087 (ISSN)

Vol. 17 9428-9433


Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik


Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

Den kondenserade materiens fysik