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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21419–21426

A chirality switching device designed with transformation optics

Yuan Shen, Kun Ding, Wujiong Sun, and Lei Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21419-21426 (2010)

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Based on transformation optics theory, we designed a chirality switching device, such that an object hidden inside would exhibit a reversed chirality (i.e., from left-handedness to right-handedness) for an observer at the far field. Distinct from a perfect mirror which also creates a chirality-reversed image, our device makes the original object completely invisible to the far field observer. Numerical simulations are employed to demonstrate the functionalities of the designed devices in both two- and three-dimensional spaces.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2010
Published: September 23, 2010

Yuan Shen, Kun Ding, Wujiong Sun, and Lei Zhou, "A chirality switching device designed with transformation optics," Opt. Express 18, 21419-21426 (2010)

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