Surface breathers in discrete magnetic metamaterials

Nikos Lazarides*, George P. Tsironis, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    We analyze the properties of discrete breathers excited near the edge of a one-dimensional metamaterial created by a truncated array of nonlinear split-ring resonators. We study a crossover between nonlinear surface states and discrete breathers by analyzing the modes centered at finite distances from the array edge and demonstrate the existence of a class of nonlinear localized surface states, the so-called nonlinear Tamm states or surface breathers, which exhibit features that have no counterparts either in the continuous systems or in linear arrays.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number065601
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2008


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