Nonlinear dielectric optomechanical metamaterials

Jianfa Zhang, Kevin F MacDonald, Nikolay I Zheludev
2013 Light: Science & Applications  
We introduce a dielectric photonic metamaterial presenting a giant nonlinear optical response driven by resonant optomechanical forces. It exhibits optical bistability and nonlinear asymmetric transmission at intensity levels of only a few hundred µW/µm 2 .
doi:10.1038/lsa.2013.52 fatcat:3b3jc7e65zc7dan5xsxwhtqscy