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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6891–6899

Two-dimensional elliptical electromagnetic superscatterer and superabsorber

Xiaofei Zang and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6891-6899 (2010)

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Using coordinate transformation stated earlier by Pendry et al. [Science 312, 1780 (2006)], we investigate the two-dimensional elliptical electromagnetic superscatterer and superabsorber, based on the concept of complementary media. Such an elliptical electromagnetic superscatterer (or superabsorber) is realized by coating an elliptical negative refractive material shell. The effectiveness of the elliptical electromagnetic superscatterer and superabsorber designs is verified by finite element simulations. The proposed design provides a more practical superscatterer (or superabsorber) geometry when compared to previous designs with axial and radial symmetries. Our results can be extended to an arbitrarily shaped electromagnetic superscatterer and superabsorber.

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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

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2010
Published: March 19, 2010

Xiaofei Zang and Chun Jiang, "Two-dimensional elliptical electromagnetic superscatterer and superabsorber," Opt. Express 18, 6891-6899 (2010)

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