Progress towards omnidirectional transformation optics with lenses

Courtial, J. , Oxburgh, S., Cowie, E. N. , Chaplain, G., Belin, J., Macauley, G., White, C. D. and Tyc, T. (2016) Progress towards omnidirectional transformation optics with lenses. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9918, 99182V. (doi:10.1117/12.2237843)

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Abstract

We study, theoretically, omni-directional Euclidean transformation-optics (TO) devices comprising planar, light-ray-direction changing, imaging, interfaces. We initially studied such devices in the case when the interfaces are homogeneous, showing that very general transformations between physical and electromagnetic space are possible. We are now studying the case of inhomogeneous interfaces. This case is more complex to analyse, but the inhomogeneous interfaces include ideal thin lenses, which gives rise to the hope that it might be possible to construct practical omni-directional TO devices from lenses alone. Here we report on our progress in this direction.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr Christopher and Courtial, Dr Johannes and Cowie, Dr Euan and Oxburgh, Mr Stephen
Authors: Courtial, J., Oxburgh, S., Cowie, E. N., Chaplain, G., Belin, J., Macauley, G., White, C. D., and Tyc, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher:Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISSN:0277-786X
ISSN (Online):1996-756X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 SPIE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of SPIE 9918: 99182V
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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