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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11753–11767

The geodesic form of light-ray trace in the inhomogeneous media

Kai Niu, Ci Song, and Mo-Lin Ge  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11753-11767 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011753


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Abstract

The canonical equations of the optical cloaking proposed by Shurig, Pendry and Smith has been proved to be equivalent to the geodesic in a 3-dimensional curved space. Carrying out the argument we extend to the 4-dimensional Riemannian space where the extra time item appears as the potential term in the canonical equations. The physical meaning of the results is interpreted.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

Citation
Kai Niu, Ci Song, and Mo-Lin Ge, "The geodesic form of light-ray trace in the inhomogeneous media," Opt. Express 17, 11753-11767 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11753


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