Quasi-conformal approaches for two and three-dimensional transformation optical media


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© 2014 Springer-Verlag London. All rights are reserved. Transformation optical design is generally complicated by the requirement for highly anisotropic and inhomogeneous constituent materials. Quasi-conformal mappings have appeared as an attractive subset of the general transformation optics method because they only require isotropic, dielectric-only materials. In this chapter, we examine the quasi-conformal method as it applies to transformation optics and show that while it does significantly ease the burden of material design and fabrication, it may also create severely aberrant behavior unless caution is taken. We also show how to extend the method to three dimensions, and examine the performance of an optic designed with the quasi-conformal method.

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Cited Authors

  • Landy, N; Urzhumov, Y; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • July 1, 2014

Volume / Issue

  • 9781447149965 /

Book Title

  • Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 32

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1447149955

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781447149958

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4471-4996-5_1

Citation Source

  • Scopus