Large-scale, white-light, transformation optics using integral imaging

Oxburgh, S., White, C. D., Antoniou, G., Orife, E., Sharpe, T. and Courtial, J. (2016) Large-scale, white-light, transformation optics using integral imaging. Journal of Optics, 18, 044009. (doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/4/044009)

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Abstract

We describe a way to realise transformation-optical devices from structures of micro-structured sheets called generalised confocal lenslet arrays. The resulting devices should work for all visible light, and they should be relatively easy and cheap to (mass-)produce on the scale of metres, but they suffer from field-of-view limitations and significant transmission loss. Furthermore, the mapping between electromagnetic space and physical space is not through stigmatic imaging, but integral imaging. As an example application of this technology, we design and simulate an architectural window that cloaks insulation material with the aim of reducing heat loss.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Sharpe, Professor Tim and White, Dr Christopher and Oxburgh, Mr Stephen
Authors: Oxburgh, S., White, C. D., Antoniou, G., Orife, E., Sharpe, T., and Courtial, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Optics
Journal Name:Journal of Optics
Journal Abbr.:J. Opt.
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:2040-8978
ISSN (Online):2040-8986
Published Online:01 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Optics 18:044009
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
670991Telescope windows: low-vision scopes to cloaksJohannes CourtialEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M010724/1S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
608951Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Grant 2012-16Mary Beth KneafseyEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K503058/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE