Optical bistability in a nonlinear optical coupler with a negative index channel

Natalia M. Litchinitser, Ildar R. Gabitov, Andrei I. Maimistov

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Abstract

We discuss a novel kind of nonlinear coupler with one channel filled with a negative index metamaterial. The opposite directionality of the phase velocity and the energy flow in the negative index metamaterial channel facilitates an effective feedback mechanism that leads to optical bistability and gap soliton formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113902
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume99
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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