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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23240–23248

All dielectric macroscopic cloaks for hiding objects and creating illusions at visible frequencies

Qiluan Cheng, Kedi Wu, and Guo Ping Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23240-23248 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023240


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Abstract

We introduce and numerically demonstrate a kind of isotropic dielectric macroscopic cloaks for hiding objects and creating illusions at visible frequencies. The cloaks are designed by angular spectrum theory and their working principle is based upon time reversal and conjugation operation. We will demonstrate that the cloaks are capable of hiding both phase-only and lossy objects. The size of the object to be hidden and the distance between the object and the cloak can be in range of millimeter and meter scale, respectively. The results are demonstrated by computer generated holography. Our work may provide a new way for pushing invisibility cloaks a big step toward more realistic fields.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

Citation
Qiluan Cheng, Kedi Wu, and Guo Ping Wang, "All dielectric macroscopic cloaks for hiding objects and creating illusions at visible frequencies," Opt. Express 19, 23240-23248 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23240


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