Variational design method for dipole-based volumetric artificial media.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A fundamental challenge has plagued computer-generated volumetric holography since its inception: design methods are available only in the perturbative limit, but this poses serious limitations on efficiency and the amount of multiplexing achievable. Given the recent progress in highly tailorable artificial media, such as metamaterials, the need for general and robust design techniques grows. We present a method based on the electromagnetic variational principle that applies to media that can be described as collections of point dipoles, as most metamaterials are. We demonstrate its efficacy by designing highly efficient, non-perturbative, multiplexing devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zecca, R; Marks, DL; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 6512 - 6527

PubMed ID

  • 30876235

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.27.006512


  • eng