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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20535–20545

Optical microscopy of 3D carpet cloaks:ray-tracing calculations

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


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20535-20545 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020535


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Abstract

In a recent publication (T. Ergin et al., Science 328, 337 (2010)), three-dimensional broadband dielectric carpet cloaks have been fabricated and experimentally characterized by optical bright-field and dark-field microscopy using unpolarized light from an incandescent lamp. A direct comparison with theory has not been provided so far. In the present work, we treat the carpet cloak as well as the entire optical microscope within the ray-optics approximation and the cloak within the effective-medium approximation. We find good qualitative agreement between experimental results and our calculations.

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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: August 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2010
Published: September 10, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Tolga Ergin, Jad C. Halimeh, Nicolas Stenger, and Martin Wegener, "Optical microscopy of 3D carpet cloaks:ray-tracing calculations," Opt. Express 18, 20535-20545 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20535


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