OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3986–3992

An all-dielectric route for terahertz cloaking

Davy P. Gaillot, Charles Croënne, and Didier Lippens  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3986-3992 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (609 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An original all-dielectric design that performs cloaking at 0.58 THz is demonstrated. The cloak consists of radially positioned micrometer-sized ferroelectric cylinders which exhibit under Mie theory a strong magnetic resonance. Full-wave simulations coupled with a field-summation retrieval technique were employed to adjust the rods magnetic plasma frequency; hence, the radial distribution in the permeability of the cloak. The behavior of the complete micro-structured device was simulated and results unambiguously show good reconstruction of the E-field wavefronts behind the cloak with high power transmission. This all-dielectric configuration provides an attractive route for designing cloaking devices at microwave and terahertz frequencies.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2007
Published: March 11, 2008

Davy P. Gaillot, Charles Croënne, and Didier Lippens, "An all-dielectric route for terahertz cloaking," Opt. Express 16, 3986-3992 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. U. Leonhardt, "Optical conforming mapping," Science 312, 1777-1780 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J. B. Pendry, D. Shurig, and D. R. Smith, "Controlling electromagnetic fields," Science 312, 1780-1782 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. Schurig, J. B. Pendry, and D. R. Smith, "Calculation of material properties and ray tracing in transformation media," Opt. Express 14, 9794-9803 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, "Extremely Low Frequency Plasmons in Metallic Mesostructures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4773-4776 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. B. Pendry, "Magnetism from conductors and enhanced nonlinear phenomena," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 47, 2075-2084 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Perrin, S. Fasquel, T. Decoopman, M. X. Mélique, O. Vanbésien, E. Lheurette, and D. Lippens, "Left-handed electromagnetism obtained via nanostructured metamaterials: comparison with that from microstructured photonic crystals," J. Opt. A, S3-S11 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. V. M. Shalaev, "Optical negative-index metamaterials," Nat. Photonics 1, 41-48 (2007). [CrossRef]
  10. D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Optical cloaking with non-magnetic metamaterials," Nat. Photonics 1, 224 - 227 (2007). [CrossRef]
  12. S. O'Brien, and J. B. Pendry, "Photonic band-gap effects and magnetic activity in dielectric composites," J. Phys. 14, 4035-4044 (2002).
  13. L. Peng, L. Ran, H. Chen, H. Zhang, J. A. Kong, and T. M. Grzegorczyk, "Experimental observation of left-handed behavior in an array of standard dielectric resonators," Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 157403 (2007) [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. O. Acher, J.-M. Lerat, and N. Malléjac, "Evaluation and illustration of the properties of Metamaterials using field summation," Opt. Express 15, 1096-1106 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. D. R. Smith and J. B. Pendry, "Homogenization of metamaterials by field averaging (invited paper)," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 391-403 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. S. A. Cummer, B. I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. Pendry, "Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures," Phys. Rev. E 74, 36621-36621 (2006). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
Fig. 4.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited