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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 12087–12095

Finite-difference time-domain simulation of spacetime cloak

Jason Cornelius, Jinjie Liu, and Moysey Brio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 12087-12095 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.012087


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Abstract

In this work, we present a numerical method that remedies the instabilities of the conventional FDTD approach for solving Maxwell’s equations in a space-time dependent magneto-electric medium with direct application to the simulation of the recently proposed spacetime cloak. We utilize a dual grid FDTD method overlapped in the time domain to provide a stable approach for the simulation of a magneto-electric medium with time and space varying permittivity, permeability and coupling coefficient. The developed method can be applied to explore other new physical possibilities offered by spacetime cloaking, metamaterials, and transformation optics.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2014
Published: May 12, 2014

Citation
Jason Cornelius, Jinjie Liu, and Moysey Brio, "Finite-difference time-domain simulation of spacetime cloak," Opt. Express 22, 12087-12095 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-10-12087


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