Controlling electromagnetic fields.


Journal Article

Using the freedom of design that metamaterials provide, we show how electromagnetic fields can be redirected at will and propose a design strategy. The conserved fields-electric displacement field D, magnetic induction field B, and Poynting vector B-are all displaced in a consistent manner. A simple illustration is given of the cloaking of a proscribed volume of space to exclude completely all electromagnetic fields. Our work has relevance to exotic lens design and to the cloaking of objects from electromagnetic fields.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pendry, JB; Schurig, D; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 312 / 5781

Start / End Page

  • 1780 - 1782

PubMed ID

  • 16728597

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16728597

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1125907


  • eng