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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14603–14608

The Anti-Cloak

Huanyang Chen, Xudong Luo, Hongru Ma, and C.T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14603-14608 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014603


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Abstract

A kind of transformation media, which we shall call the “anti-cloak”, is proposed to partially defeat the cloaking effect of the invisibility cloak. An object with an outer shell of “anti-cloak” is visible to the outside if it is coated with the invisible cloak. Fourier-Bessel analysis confirms this finding by showing that external electromagnetic wave can penetrate into the interior of the invisibility cloak with the help of the anti-cloak.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2008
Published: September 3, 2008

Citation
Huanyang Chen, Xudong Luo, Hongru Ma, and C.T. Chan, "The Anti-Cloak," Opt. Express 16, 14603-14608 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14603


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