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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 667–669

Optical force on a cylindrical cloak under arbitrary wave illumination

Hongsheng Chen, Baile Zhang, Brandon A. Kemp, and Bae-Ian Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 667-669 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000667


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Abstract

The optical force distribution in the cylindrical cloak under arbitrary incident waves is presented. We show that on the inner surface of the cloak both the induced surface currents and polarization charges interact with the waves and give opposite radiation pressure onto the inner surface. The Lorentz force in the cloak can contribute to change the trajectory of the rays, while in some cases it may only reflect the rays having a tendency to decrease the total energy it carries. The force is symmetric and in balance. Therefore the total momentum transfer from the waves to the cylindrical cloak is zero.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks
(290.5839) Scattering : Scattering, invisibility

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2010
Published: February 24, 2010

Citation
Hongsheng Chen, Baile Zhang, Brandon A. Kemp, and Bae-Ian Wu, "Optical force on a cylindrical cloak under arbitrary wave illumination," Opt. Lett. 35, 667-669 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-5-667


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