Metamaterials provide unprecedented freedom and flexibility in the creation of new structures, which control electromagnetic wave propagation in very unusual ways. Very recently various theoretical designs for an electromagnetic cloak were suggested and an experimental realization of a partial cloak operating in a two-dimensional cylindrical geometry were reported in the microwave frequency range. We report on an experimental two-dimensional reduced visibility structure that approximates the distribution of the radial component of the dielectric permittivity necessary to achive nonmagnetic cloaking in the visible frequency range.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2008
Published: June 12, 2008
I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, "Two-dimensional metamaterial structure exhibiting reduced visibility at 500 nm," Opt. Lett. 33, 1342-1344 (2008)