Self-focusing and envelope pulse generation in nonlinear magnetic metamaterials

Ioannis Kourakis, N. Lazarides, G.P. Tsironis

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The self-modulation of waves propagating in nonlinear magnetic metamaterials is investigated. Considering the propagation of a modulated amplitude magnetic field in such a medium, we show that the self-modulation of the carrier wave leads to a spontaneous energy localization via the generation of localized envelope structures (envelope solitons), whose form and properties are discussed. These results are also supported by numerical calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number067601
Pages (from-to)067601-1-067601-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 07 Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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