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Temporal soliton excitation in an ε-near-zero plasmonic metamaterial.

Authors
  • Argyropoulos, C
  • Chen, P-Y
  • D'Aguanno, G
  • Alù, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics Letters
Publisher
The Optical Society
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
39
Issue
19
Pages
5566–5569
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1364/OL.39.005566
PMID: 25360929
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The excitation of temporal solitons in a metamaterial formed by an array of ε-near-zero (ENZ) plasmonic channels loaded with a material possessing a cubic (χ(3)) nonlinearity are theoretically explored. The unique interplay between the peculiar dispersion properties of ENZ channels and their enhanced effective nonlinearity conspires to yield low threshold intensities for the formation of slow group velocity solitons.

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