Left-handed metamaterials with saturable nonlinearity

A. Maluckov, Lj Hadžievski, N. Lazarides, G. P. Tsironis

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    40 Scopus citations


    The left-handed properties of metamaterials with saturable nonlinearity are analyzed with respect to their electromagnetic response as a function of externally varying parameters. We demonstrate that the response of the medium is strongly affected by the saturation of the nonlinear effects. The last can be exploited to modulate the amplitude or tune the frequency of the response. Moreover, the existence of bistability regions in large parts of the external parameter space allows for switching between different magnetization states, with either positive or negative response. The stability issue of multiple possible states is addressed through modulational instability analysis of plane wave envelopes in each of those states.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number046607
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 21 Apr 2008


    Dive into the research topics of 'Left-handed metamaterials with saturable nonlinearity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this