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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 15183–15188

Transformation optics that mimics the system outside a Schwarzschild black hole

Huanyang Chen, Rong-Xin Miao, and Miao Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 15183-15188 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015183


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Abstract

We applied the transformation optics to mimic a black hole of Schwarzschild form. Similar properties of photon sphere were also found numerically for the metamaterial black hole. Several reduced versions of the black hole systems were proposed for easier implementations.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2010
Published: July 1, 2010

Citation
Huanyang Chen, Rong-Xin Miao, and Miao Li, "Transformation optics that mimics the system outside a Schwarzschild black hole," Opt. Express 18, 15183-15188 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-15183


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