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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4597–4604

Semiclassical description of non magnetic cloaking

Zubin Jacob and Evgenii E. Narimanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4597-4604 (2008)

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We present a semiclassical description of non-magnetic cloaking. The semiclassical result is confirmed by numerical simulations of a gaussian beam scattering from the cloak. Further analysis reveals that certain beams penetrate the non-magnetic cloak thereby degrading the performance.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2008
Published: March 19, 2008

Zubin Jacob and Evgenii E. Narimanov, "Semiclassical description of non magnetic cloaking," Opt. Express 16, 4597-4604 (2008)

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