Dissipative structures in left-handed material cavity optics

by P. Tassin, L. Gelens, J. Danckaert, I. Veretennicoff, G. Van der Sande, P. Kockaert, M. Tlidi
Abstract:
We study the spatiotemporal dynamics of spatially extended nonlinear cavities containing a left-handed material. Such materials, which have a negative index of refraction, have been experimentally demonstrated recently, and allow for novel electromagnetic behavior. We show that the insertion of a left-handed material in an optical resonator allows for controlling the value and the sign of the diffraction coefficient in dispersive Kerr resonators and degenerate optical parametric oscillators. We give an overview of our analytical and numerical studies on the stability and formation of dissipative structures in systems with negative diffraction.
Reference:
Dissipative structures in left-handed material cavity optics P. Tassin, L. Gelens, J. Danckaert, I. Veretennicoff, G. Van der Sande, P. Kockaert, M. Tlidi, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, volume 17, pp. 037116, 2007.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{tassin_dissipative_2007,
	title = {Dissipative structures in left-handed material cavity optics},
	volume = {17},
	issn = {1054-1500, 1089-7682},
	url = {http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/chaos/17/3/10.1063/1.2768158},
	doi = {10.1063/1.2768158},
	abstract = {We study the spatiotemporal dynamics of spatially extended nonlinear cavities containing a left-handed material. Such materials, which have a negative index of refraction, have been experimentally demonstrated recently, and allow for novel electromagnetic behavior. We show that the insertion of a left-handed material in an optical resonator allows for controlling the value and the sign of the diffraction coefficient in dispersive Kerr resonators and degenerate optical parametric oscillators. We give an overview of our analytical and numerical studies on the stability and formation of dissipative structures in systems with negative diffraction.},
	number = {3},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science},
	author = {Tassin, P. and Gelens, L. and Danckaert, J. and Veretennicoff, I. and Van der Sande, G. and Kockaert, P. and Tlidi, M.},
	month = sep,
	year = {2007},
	keywords = {Kerr effects, Left handed materials, Nonlinear optical materials, Optical materials, Optical resonators},
	pages = {037116},
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}