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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19328–19336

Photorealistic images of carpet cloaks

Jad C. Halimeh, Tolga Ergin, Jonathan Mueller, Nicolas Stenger, and Martin Wegener  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19328-19336 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.019328


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Abstract

Using home-built dedicated ray-tracing software, we simulate photorealistic images of sceneries in three dimensions including dielectric carpet cloaks – i.e., continuously varying refractive-index distributions that allow for invisibility cloaking of a bump in a metallic carpet. Results for the ideal and for a simplified cloak are shown. The presented material gives a visual and intuitive impression of the performance of different arrangements and might be ideally suited for communicating the concepts of transformation optics to the general public.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

Citation
Jad C. Halimeh, Tolga Ergin, Jonathan Mueller, Nicolas Stenger, and Martin Wegener, "Photorealistic images of carpet cloaks," Opt. Express 17, 19328-19336 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-19328


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