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Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light.

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Pendry, JB; Aubry, A; Smith, DR; Maier, SA
Published in: Science (New York, N.Y.)
August 2012

Our intuitive understanding of light has its foundation in the ray approximation and is intimately connected with our vision. As far as our eyes are concerned, light behaves like a stream of particles. We look inside the wavelength and study the properties of plasmonic structures with dimensions of just a few nanometers, where at a tenth or even a hundredth of the wavelength of visible light the ray picture fails. We review the concept of transformation optics that manipulates electric and magnetic field lines, rather than rays; can provide an equally intuitive understanding of subwavelength phenomena; and at the same time can be an exact description at the level of Maxwell's equations.

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Science (New York, N.Y.)

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1095-9203

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0036-8075

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

337

Issue

6094

Start / End Page

549 / 552

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  • General Science & Technology
 

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Pendry, J. B., Aubry, A., Smith, D. R., & Maier, S. A. (2012). Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light. Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6094), 549–552. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1220600
Pendry, J. B., A. Aubry, D. R. Smith, and S. A. Maier. “Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light.Science (New York, N.Y.) 337, no. 6094 (August 2012): 549–52. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1220600.
Pendry JB, Aubry A, Smith DR, Maier SA. Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light. Science (New York, NY). 2012 Aug;337(6094):549–52.
Pendry, J. B., et al. “Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 337, no. 6094, Aug. 2012, pp. 549–52. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1220600.
Pendry JB, Aubry A, Smith DR, Maier SA. Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light. Science (New York, NY). 2012 Aug;337(6094):549–552.
Journal cover image

Published In

Science (New York, N.Y.)

DOI

EISSN

1095-9203

ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

August 2012

Volume

337

Issue

6094

Start / End Page

549 / 552

Related Subject Headings

  • General Science & Technology