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Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media.

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Schurig, D; Pendry, JB; Smith, DR
Published in: Optics express
October 2006

Complex and interesting electromagnetic behavior can be found in spaces with non-flat topology. When considering the properties of an electromagnetic medium under an arbitrary coordinate transformation an alternative interpretation presents itself. The transformed material property tensors may be interpreted as a different set of material properties in a flat, Cartesian space. We describe the calculation of these material properties for coordinate transformations that describe spaces with spherical or cylindrical holes in them. The resulting material properties can then implement invisibility cloaks in flat space. We also describe a method for performing geometric ray tracing in these materials which are both inhomogeneous and anisotropic in their electric permittivity and magnetic permeability.

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Optics express

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1094-4087

ISSN

1094-4087

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

14

Issue

21

Start / End Page

9794 / 9804

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4006 Communications engineering
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
 

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Schurig, D., Pendry, J. B., & Smith, D. R. (2006). Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media. Optics Express, 14(21), 9794–9804. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.14.009794
Schurig, D., J. B. Pendry, and D. R. Smith. “Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media.Optics Express 14, no. 21 (October 2006): 9794–9804. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.14.009794.
Schurig D, Pendry JB, Smith DR. Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media. Optics express. 2006 Oct;14(21):9794–804.
Schurig, D., et al. “Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media.Optics Express, vol. 14, no. 21, Oct. 2006, pp. 9794–804. Epmc, doi:10.1364/oe.14.009794.
Schurig D, Pendry JB, Smith DR. Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media. Optics express. 2006 Oct;14(21):9794–9804.
Journal cover image

Published In

Optics express

DOI

EISSN

1094-4087

ISSN

1094-4087

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

14

Issue

21

Start / End Page

9794 / 9804

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4006 Communications engineering
  • 1005 Communications Technologies
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics