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Semiclassical theory of hyperlensing and cloaking
Author(s): Zubin Jacob; Leonid V. Alekseyev; Evgenii Narimanov
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Paper Abstract

We develop the ray optic Hamiltonian for a cylindrically anisotropic medium such as the hyperlens using the semiclassical approximation, which reveals an interesting spiralling behaviour of ray trajectories and also gives an alternative explanation to the subdiffraction far field imaging behaviour of the device. The Hamiltonian can be further used to derive the material parameters needed for non magnetic cloaking. Numerical simulations of gaussian beam scattering from these devices confirm the respective semiclassical results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6638, Photonic Metamaterials, 66380L (28 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.758756
Show Author Affiliations
Zubin Jacob, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Leonid V. Alekseyev, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Evgenii Narimanov, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6638:
Photonic Metamaterials
Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev; Allan D. Boardman; Nader Engheta, Editor(s)

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