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Progress towards omnidirectional transformation optics with lenses
Author(s): Johannes Courtial; Stephen Oxburgh; Euan N. Cowie; Gregory Chaplain; Jakub Belin; Gavin Macauley; Christopher D. White; Tomáš Tyc
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Paper Abstract

We study, theoretically, omni-directional Euclidean transformation-optics (TO) devices comprising planar, light-ray-direction changing, imaging, interfaces. We initially studied such devices in the case when the interfaces are homogeneous, showing that very general transformations between physical and electromagnetic space are possible. We are now studying the case of inhomogeneous interfaces. This case is more complex to analyse, but the inhomogeneous interfaces include ideal thin lenses, which gives rise to the hope that it might be possible to construct practical omni-directional TO devices from lenses alone. Here we report on our progress in this direction.

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Date Published: 16 September 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9918, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016, 99182V (16 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237843
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Johannes Courtial, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Stephen Oxburgh, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Euan N. Cowie, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Gregory Chaplain, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Jakub Belin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Gavin Macauley, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Christopher D. White, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Tomáš Tyc, Masaryk Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9918:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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