Optical Surface Transformation: Changing the optical surface by homogeneous optic-null medium at will
2015 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 5, 16032Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new theory on designing electromagnetic/optical devices is proposed, namely, an optical surface transformation (OST). One arbitrary surface can establish the corresponding relationship with another surface entirely optically with an optic-null medium (ONM), (i.e. the electromagnetic wave propagates from one surface to its equivalent surface without any phase delay). Many novel optical devices can be designed by an OST with the help of an ONM. Compared with traditional devices designed by Transformation Optics, our optical surface-reshaping devices have two main advantages. Firstly, the design process is very simple (i.e. we do not need to consider any mathematics on how to make a coordinate transformation, and what we need to do is simply to design the shapes of the input and the output surfaces of the devices). Secondly, we only need one homogeneous anisotropic medium to realize all devices designed by this method. Our method will explore a new way to design novel optical devices without considering any coordinate transformations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2015. Vol. 5, 16032
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177415DOI: 10.1038/srep16032ISI: 000363760800001PubMedID: 26515406ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946138735OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177415DiVA: diva2:873664
QC 201511242015-11-242015-11-202015-11-24Bibliographically approved