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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2821–2824

One-way invisible cloak using parity-time symmetric transformation optics

Xuefeng Zhu, Liang Feng, Peng Zhang, Xiaobo Yin, and Xiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2821-2824 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002821


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Abstract

We propose a one-way invisible cloak using transformation optics of parity-time (PT) symmetric optical materials. At the spontaneous PT-symmetry breaking point, light is scattered only for incidence along one direction since the phase-matching condition is unidirectionally satisfied, making the cloak one-way invisible. Moreover, optical scattering from the one-way cloak can be further engineered to realize more interesting effects, for example, creating a unidirectional optical illusion of the concealed object.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks
(290.5839) Scattering : Scattering, invisibility

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2013
Published: July 29, 2013

Citation
Xuefeng Zhu, Liang Feng, Peng Zhang, Xiaobo Yin, and Xiang Zhang, "One-way invisible cloak using parity-time symmetric transformation optics," Opt. Lett. 38, 2821-2824 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2821


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