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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3698–3701

Electromagnetic wave rotators with homogeneous, nonmagnetic, and isotropic materials

Tiancheng Han and Zhengmao Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3698-3701 (2014)

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We propose a novel optical transformation to design an arbitrary N-sided regular polygonal rotator, which demonstrates that the inhomogeneity of a rotator can be completely removed, and only anisotropy is needed to rotate wavefronts without any perturbance. An N-sided regular polygonal rotator will give rise to a rotation angle of 360°/N, thereby leading to a series of discrete rotation angles with different choices of N. Practical realization of such homogeneous rotators is suggested by using only four kinds of nonmagnetic isotropic dielectrics throughout. The dielectrics can be easily arranged in a planarly stratified configuration due to all the flat boundaries, which makes the rotator much easier in fabrication and application. Full-wave simulation validates the proposed scheme applicable to both passive object and active source with excellent performance.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2014
Published: June 16, 2014

Tiancheng Han and Zhengmao Wu, "Electromagnetic wave rotators with homogeneous, nonmagnetic, and isotropic materials," Opt. Lett. 39, 3698-3701 (2014)

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