Soliton generation in active nonlinear metamaterials

Alexander B. Kozyrev, Ilya V. Shadrivov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    We demonstrate experimentally a mechanism of the soliton generation in nonlinear active metamaterials. Our meta-structure consists of a ring resonator formed by a microwave amplifier loaded with a left-handed transmission line. We demonstrate a variety of nonlinear effects not described by weakly nonlinear models, and study experimentally the system's spatiotemporal dynamics, including the generation of envelope solitons being realized only for the backward-wave regime.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number084105
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014


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