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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10168–10176

Manipulating the field distribution via optical transformation

Xiaofei Zang and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10168-10176 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.010168


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Abstract

Using the coordinate transformation theory, we propose a way to control the field distribution of electromagnetic wave in a waveguide filling with properly designed transformation media. The results show that the field distribution of the electromagnetic wave can be compressed and amplified in both longitudinal and transverse direction. A realizable layered waveguide based on the discrete optical transformation is also designed to manipulate the field distribution of the electromagnetic wave. Potential applications, i.e., turn a narrow (wide) slit into a large (small) window, are investigated in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2010
Published: April 30, 2010

Citation
Xiaofei Zang and Chun Jiang, "Manipulating the field distribution via optical transformation," Opt. Express 18, 10168-10176 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-10-10168


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