Multistability and localization in coupled nonlinear split-ring resonators

Nikos Lazarides, Mario I. Molina, George P. Tsironis, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We study the dynamics of a pair of nonlinear split-ring resonators (a 'metadimer') excited by an alternating magnetic field and coupled magnetically. Linear metadimers of this kind have been recently used as the elementary components for three-dimensional metamaterials or 'stereometamaterials' by N. Liu et al. (2009) [9]. We demonstrate that nonlinearity offers more possibilities with respect to real-time tunability and a multiplicity of states which can be reached by varying the external field. Moreover, we demonstrate almost total localization of the energy in one of the resonators in a broad range of parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2095-2097
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number19-20
Publication statusPublished - Apr 19 2010


  • Coupled resonators
  • Energy localization
  • Magnetoinductive systems
  • Multistability
  • Nonlinear dimer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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