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Comment on “Elliptic cylindrical pseudo-optical black hole for omnidirectional light absorber”

  • Alexander Kildishev, Ludmila Prokopeva, and Evgenii Narimanov
  • received 11/20/2014; accepted 12/09/2014; posted 12/15/2014; Doc. ID 228243
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  • Abstract: We prove that Lee’s et al. theoretical analysis and a final formula for ray trajectories in an elliptic cylindrical optical ‘black hole’ are incorrect. By utilizing a full wave finite-element simulation we show that a non-paraxial Gaussian beam does not follow a trajectory obtained using their recipe.

Keywords (OCIS):

  • (260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
  • (350.6980) Other areas of optics : Transforms
  • (080.4295) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optical systems
  • (080.5692) Geometric optics : Ray trajectories in inhomogeneous media
  • (260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

80 years of Steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox Introduction to the feature issue

  • Eric Cavalcanti, Curtis Broadbent, Stephen Walborn, and Howard Wiseman
  • received 03/24/2015; accepted ; posted 03/24/2015; Doc. ID 236869
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  • Abstract: The year 2015 marks 80 years since Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) [1] penned their letter arguing for the incompleteness of quantum mechanics, and in the process describing one of the most counter-intuitive characteristics of quantum mechanics, that distant measurements can influence the character of local quantum states. In reaction, and in the same year, Schrödinger [2] generalized their notion and introduced the term 'steering' to describe it. The EPR paper prompted a vigorous response from Bohr [3], and the debate eventually lead to the work of John Bell [4], which established quantitative methods for testing possible completions to quantum mechanics.

Keywords (OCIS):

  • (000.0000) General : General
  • (000.1200) General : Announcements, awards, news, and organizational activities
  • (000.5360) General : Physics literature and publications

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