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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12457–12466

On perfect cloaking

David A. B. Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12457-12466 (2006)

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We show in principle how to cloak a region of space to make its contents classically invisible or transparent to waves. The method uses sensors and active sources near the surface of the region, and could operate over broad bandwidths. A general expression is given for calculating the necessary sources, and explicit, fully causal simulations are shown for scalar waves. Vulnerability to broad-band probing is discussed, and any active scheme should detectable by a quantum probe, regardless of bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

David A. B. Miller, "On perfect cloaking," Opt. Express 14, 12457-12466 (2006)

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