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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 6809–6814

A cone-shaped concentrator with varying performances of concentrating

Lan Lin, Wei Wang, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 6809-6814 (2008)

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A three-dimensional cone-shaped concentrator was designed and analyzed through an approach of coordinate transformation theory. The device can provide varying performances for concentrating along the symmetric axis. The physical picture regarding concentrating ability of this structure was revealed and quantitative analyses were performed for the purpose of investigating the dependence of the concentrating properties on the structural parameters. Moreover, reduced material parameters were theoretically derived and the corresponding mismatched impedance at boundaries was analyzed. Finite element method-based numerical simulations results of the device were further presented to verify our theoretical design.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2008
Published: April 28, 2008

Lan Lin, Wei Wang, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo, "A cone-shaped concentrator with varying performances of concentrating," Opt. Express 16, 6809-6814 (2008)

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