Ray-optical negative refraction and pseudoscopic imaging with Dove-prism arrays

Courtial, J. and Nelson, J. (2008) Ray-optical negative refraction and pseudoscopic imaging with Dove-prism arrays. New Journal of Physics, 10, 023028. (doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/10/2/023028)




A sheet consisting of an array of small, aligned Dove prisms can locally (on the scale of the width of the prisms) invert one component of the ray direction. A sandwich of two such Dove-prism sheets that inverts both transverse components of the ray direction is a ray-optical approximation to the interface between two media with refractive indices +n and –n. We demonstrate the simulated imaging properties of such a Dove-prism-sheet sandwich, including a demonstration of pseudoscopic imaging.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Nelson, Mr John
Authors: Courtial, J., and Nelson, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:New Journal of Physics
Journal Abbr.:New J. Phys.
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1367-2630
Published Online:19 February 2008
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
First Published:First published in New Journal of Physics 10 (2008): 023028
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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