Cross-section comparisons of cloaks designed by transformation optical and optical conformal mapping approaches
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We review several approaches to optical invisibility designed using transformation optics (TO) and optical conformal mapping (CM) techniques. TO is a general framework for solving inverse scattering problems based on mimicking spatial coordinate transformations with distributions of material properties. There are two essential steps in the design of TO media: first, a coordinate transformation that achieves some desired functionality, resulting in a continuous spatial distribution of constitutive parameters that are generally anisotropic; and, second, the reduction of the derived continuous constitutive parameters to a metamaterial that serves as a stepwise approximation. We focus here on the first step, discussing the merits of various TO strategies proposed for the long-sought 'invisibility cloak'-a structure that renders opaque objects invisible. We also evaluate the cloaking capabilities of structures designed by the related CM approach, which makes use of conformal mapping to achieve index-only material distributions. The performance of the various cloaks is evaluated and compared using a universal measure-the total (all-angle) scattering cross section. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1088/2040-8978/13/2/024002
Publication InfoKundtz, NB; Pendry, JB; Smith, David R; & Urzhumov, Yaroslav A (2011). Cross-section comparisons of cloaks designed by transformation optical and optical conformal mapping approaches. Journal of Optics, 13(2). pp. 024002. 10.1088/2040-8978/13/2/024002. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5724.
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James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. David R. Smith is currently the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. He is also Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke and holds the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London. Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in 1994 in Physics from the University of California, San Dieg
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
<!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Dr. Urzhumov is Adjunct Assistant Professor of ECE at Duke University, and also a Technologist at the Metamaterials Commercialization Center of Intellectual Ventures. Previously a research faculty at Duke, he works on applied and theoretical aspects of metama
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