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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28948–28959

Optic-null medium: realization and applications

Qiong He, Shiyi Xiao, Xin Li, and Lei Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28948-28959 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028948


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Abstract

Optic-null medium (ONM), an electromagnetic (EM) space representing optically nothing, has many interesting applications but is difficult to realize practically due to its extreme EM parameters. Here we demonstrate that a holey metallic plate with periodic array of subwavelength apertures can well mimic an ONM. We develop an effective-medium theory to extract the EM parameters of the designed ONM, and employ full-wave simulations to demonstrate its optical functionalities. Microwave experiments, in excellent agreement with full-wave simulations, are performed to illustrate several applications of the ONM, including the radiation cancellation effect and the hyperlensing effect.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Citation
Qiong He, Shiyi Xiao, Xin Li, and Lei Zhou, "Optic-null medium: realization and applications," Opt. Express 21, 28948-28959 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28948


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