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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5575–5581

Transformation optics for cavity array metamaterials

James Q. Quach, Chun-Hsu Su, and Andrew D. Greentree  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5575-5581 (2013)

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Cavity array metamaterials (CAMs), composed of optical microcavities in a lattice coupled via tight-binding interactions, represent a novel architecture for engineering metamaterials. Since the size of the CAMs’ constituent elements are commensurate with the operating wavelength of the device, it cannot directly utilise classical transformation optics in the same way as traditional metamaterials. By directly transforming the internal geometry of the system, and locally tuning the permittivity between cavities, we provide an alternative framework suitable for tight-binding implementations of metamaterials. We develop a CAM-based cloak as the case study.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2013
Published: February 27, 2013

James Q. Quach, Chun-Hsu Su, and Andrew D. Greentree, "Transformation optics for cavity array metamaterials," Opt. Express 21, 5575-5581 (2013)

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