Higher-order effects and ultrashort solitons in left-handed metamaterials

N. L. Tsitsas, N. Rompotis, I. Kourakis, P. G. Kevrekidis, D. J. Frantzeskakis

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Starting from Maxwell's equations, we use the reductive perturbation method to derive a second-order and a third-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation, describing ultrashort solitons in nonlinear left-handed metamaterials. We find necessary conditions and derive exact bright and dark soliton solutions of these equations for the electric and magnetic field envelopes.

Original languageBritish English
Article number037601
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Mar 2009


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