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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3551–3554

Lenses on curved surfaces

R. C. Mitchell-Thomas, O. Quevedo-Teruel, T. M. McManus, S. A. R. Horsley, and Y. Hao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3551-3554 (2014)

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This Letter presents a theory that allows graded index lenses to be mapped onto arbitrary rotationally symmetric curved surfaces. Examples of the Luneburg and Maxwell fish-eye lens are given, for numerous surfaces, always resulting in isotropic permittivity requirements. The performance of these lenses is initially illustrated with full-wave simulations utilizing a waveguide structure. A transformation of the refractive index profiles is then performed to design surface-wave lenses, where the dielectric layer is not only isotropic but also homogenous, demonstrating the applicability and ease of fabrication.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2014
Published: June 9, 2014

R. C. Mitchell-Thomas, O. Quevedo-Teruel, T. M. McManus, S. A. R. Horsley, and Y. Hao, "Lenses on curved surfaces," Opt. Lett. 39, 3551-3554 (2014)

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