Designing three-dimensional transformation optical media using quasiconformal coordinate transformations.


Journal Article

We introduce an approach to the design of three-dimensional transformation optical (TO) media based on a generalized quasiconformal mapping approach. The generalized quasiconformal TO (QCTO) approach enables the design of media that can, in principle, be broadband and low loss, while controlling the propagation of waves with arbitrary angles of incidence and polarization. We illustrate the method in the design of a three-dimensional carpet ground plane cloak and of a flattened Luneburg lens. Ray-trace studies provide a confirmation of the performance of the QCTO media, while also revealing the limited performance of index-only versions of these devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Landy, NI; Kundtz, N; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • November 4, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 193902 -

PubMed ID

  • 21231170

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21231170

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.105.193902


  • eng