Higher-order effects and ultrashort solitons in left-handed metamaterials

N.L. Tsitsas, N. Rompotis, Yannis Kourakis, P.G. Kevrekidis, D.J. Frantzeskakis

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Starting from Maxwell's equations, we use the reductive perturbation method to derive a second-order and a third-order nonlinear Schrodinger equation, describing ultrashort solitons in nonlinear left-handed metamaterials. We find necessary conditions and derive exact bright and dark soliton solutions of these equations for the electric and magnetic field envelopes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number037601
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03 Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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