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Résumé : We have studied a double layered Fabry-Perot resonator filled with both a traditional nonlinear material and a nonlinear left-handed material. First, we derived a set of equations for the propagation of light through a nonlinear left-handed material. These equations were subsequently used for developing a mean-field model for the nonlinear resonator. We show that the introduction of left-handed materials has a number of interesting implications, of which the most important is the elimination of diffraction. It is also possible to design a resonator in a negative diffraction regime, for which stability is enhanced with respect to the classical resonator.