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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 17206–17213

Polarization controller based on embedded optical transformation

Tianrui Zhai, Ying Zhou, Jing Zhou, and Dahe Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 17206-17213 (2009)

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A universal 2D transformation formula for embedded transformation optics is suggested. Linear and nonlinear transformation results using the suggested formula under different conditions reveal several interesting phenomena and potential applications, and designs for various polarization controllers can be achieved based on this idea. For example, an incident Gaussian beam can be transformed into a typical spherical wave, and a “cloak” based on a polarization splitter is proposed for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2009
Published: September 14, 2009

Tianrui Zhai, Ying Zhou, Jing Zhou, and Dahe Liu, "Polarization controller based on embedded optical transformation," Opt. Express 17, 17206-17213 (2009)

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