SUSY-inspired one-dimensional transformation optics
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SUPERSYMMETRY; TRANSMISSION; DIELECTRICS; POTENTIALS; SCATTERING; DESIGN; LIGHT; CLOAK; Optics
Transformation optics aims to identify artificial materials and structures with desired electromagnetic properties by means of pertinent coordinate transformations. In general, such schemes are meant to appropriately tailor the constitutive parameters of metamaterials in order to control the trajectory of light in two and three dimensions. Here, we introduce a new class of one-dimensional optical transformations that exploits the mathematical framework of supersymmetry (SUSY). This systematic approach can be utilized to synthesize photonic configurations with identical reflection and transmission characteristics, down to the phase, for all incident angles, thus rendering them perfectly indistinguishable to an external observer. Along these lines, low-contrast dielectric arrangements can be designed to fully mimic the behavior of a given high-contrast structure that would have been otherwise beyond the reach of available materials and existing fabrication techniques. Similar strategies can also be adopted to replace negative-permittivity domains, thus averting unwanted optical losses. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America
"SUSY-inspired one-dimensional transformation optics" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5841.