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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2067–2073

Multifunctional complementary cloak with homogeneous anisotropic material parameters

Jin-Shuo Mei, Qun Wu, and Kuang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2067-2073 (2012)

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Based on the concept of complementary media and optical transformation, a multifunctional complementary cloak composed of homogeneous anisotropic materials with no singularities is proposed in this paper. The full-wave simulations based on the finite element method are performed to demonstrate the multifunctional characteristics of the proposed multifunctional cloak. The simulation results show that the proposed multifunctional cloak can be used as a complementary cloak, a transparency device, and an illusion cloak. In addition, the effect of loss on the performance of the multifunctional cloak is analyzed for future practical application.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

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Original Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Jin-Shuo Mei, Qun Wu, and Kuang Zhang, "Multifunctional complementary cloak with homogeneous anisotropic material parameters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2067-2073 (2012)

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