Microscopic mirrorless negative-index optical parametric oscillator

Alexander K. Popov, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Sergey A. Myslivets, Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Siberian Federal University
V. M. Shalaev, Birck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Date of this Version



April 15, 2009 / Vol. 34, No. 8 / OPTICS LETTERS

This document has been peer-reviewed.



The feasibility and extraordinary properties of mirrorless optical parametric oscillations in a microscopic strongly absorbing slab of negative-index metamaterial are shown. They stem from the backwardness of electromagnetic waves inherent with this type of metamaterial.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology