Paraxial full-field cloaking

Joseph S. Choi, John C. Howell

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We complete the 'paraxial' (small-angle) ray optics cloaking formalism presented previously [Opt. Express 22, 29465 (2014)], by extending it to the full-field of light. Omnidirectionality is then the only relaxed parameter of what may be considered an ideal, broadband, field cloak. We show that an isotropic plate of uniform thickness, with appropriately designed refractive index and dispersion, can match the phase over the whole visible spectrum. Our results support the fundamental limits on cloaking for broadband vs. omnidirectionality, and provide insights into when anisotropy may be required.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)15857-15862
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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