Based on the generalized transformation for a nonmagnetic cylindrical concentrator, we present nonlinear coordinate transformations to realize excellent concentrating performance with minimized scattering. By matching the impedance at both the inner and outer boundaries and utilizing nonlinear optimization techniques, the best parameters of the nonlinear transformation can be determined. Results show that the concentrating power is sensitive to the impedance at the inner interface. In addition, an alternating layered system consisting of nonmagnetic isotropic materials is applied to experimentally mimic the concentrator, and excellent concentrating performances have been observed.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013
Shen-Yun Wang, Bing Yu, Shaobin Liu, and Borui Bian, "Optimization for nonmagnetic concentrator with minimized scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 1563-1567 (2013)