Wave mixing in nonlinear magnetic metacrystal
ABSTRACT We present experimental measurements of three- and four-wave mixing phenomena in an artificially structured nonlinear magnetic metacrystal at microwave frequencies. The sum frequency generation signal for the varactor-loaded split-ring resonator (VLSRR) metamaterial agrees quantitatively with that predicted using an analytical effective medium model describing the VLSRR medium. A resonant enhancement of the nonlinear response is observed near the metamaterial resonance.
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ABSTRACT: In this review, we describe recent developments in func-tional metamaterials based on coupled resonators. We first consider coupled resonator metamaterials that mimic electromagnetically in-duced transparency (EIT). We present a circuit model for EIT-like metamaterials and introduce a new coupled resonator in which the coupling is provided by a field gradient so that the group velocity can be varied by varying the incident angle. We then describe the principles for enhancing second harmonic generation (SHG) in nonlinear resonant metamaterials. Optical and microwave experiments of SHG in singly resonant metamaterials are presented. A method for further enhancing SHG using a doubly resonant metamaterial is also described.IEICE Electronics Express 01/2012; 9(97):1-14. · 0.27 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Nonlinear metamaterials have potentially interesting applications in highly efficient wave-mixing and parametric processes, owing to their ability to combine enhanced nonlinearities with exotic and configurable linear properties. However, the strong dispersion and unconventional configurations typically associated with metamaterials place strong demands on phase matching in such structures. In this paper, we present an overview of potential phase matching solutions for wave-mixing processes in nonlinear metamaterials. Broadly speaking, we divide the phase matching solutions into conventional techniques (anomalous dispersion, birefringence, and quasi-phase matching) and metamaterial-inspired techniques (negative-index and index-near-zero phase matching), offering numerical and experimental examples where possible. We find that not only is phase matching feasible in metamaterials, but metamaterials can support a wide range of phase matching configurations that are otherwise impossible in natural materials. These configurations have their most compelling applications in those devices where at least one of the interacting waves is counter-propagating, such as the mirror-less optical parametric oscillator and the nonlinear optical mirror.Optical Materials Express 10/2011; 1(7):1232-1243. · 2.62 Impact Factor