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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1948–1953

Elliptic cylindrical pseudo-optical black hole for omnidirectional light absorber

Y. Y. Lee, E. S. Kang, K. H. Jung, J. W. Lee, and D. Ahn  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1948-1953 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.001948


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Abstract

An elliptic cylindrical omnidirectional light absorber forming a pseudo-optical black hole is studied both analytically and numerically. The conditions for permittivity tensors to trap optical rays are obtained from semiclassical analysis of the ray optic Hamiltonian. The dispersive finite-difference time-domain method is used to study the performance of these light-absorbing structures numerically. It is found that the permittivity of the structure in the form (1/sinhuu)(a/r)n traps the light ray efficiently into the elliptic absorber for n2, where u is the radial elliptic coordinate and a is the focal distance.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2014
Published: July 29, 2014

Citation
Y. Y. Lee, E. S. Kang, K. H. Jung, J. W. Lee, and D. Ahn, "Elliptic cylindrical pseudo-optical black hole for omnidirectional light absorber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1948-1953 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-8-1948


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