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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Erices, C.; Gomberoff, A.; Hojman, S.A.; Montecinos, A.
Title Differential geometry approach to asymmetric transmission of light Type
Year 2017 Publication Optics Express Abbreviated Journal Opt. Express
Volume (down) 25 Issue 22 Pages 26405-26416
Abstract In the last ten years, the technology of differential geometry, ubiquitous in gravitational physics, has found its place in the field of optics. It has been successfully used in the design of optical metamaterials through a technique now known as “transformation optics.” This method, however, only applies for the particular class of metamaterials known as impedance matched, that is, materials whose electric permittivity is equal to their magnetic permeability. In that case, the material may be described by a spacetime metric. In the present work we will introduce a generalization of the geometric methods of transformation optics to situations in which the material is not impedance matched. In such situations, the material -or more precisely, its constitutive tensor-will not be described by a metric only. We bring in a second tensor, with the local symmetries of the Weyl tensor, the “W-tensor.” In the geometric optics approximation we show how the properties of the W-tensor are related to the asymmetric transmission of the material. We apply this feature to the design of a particularly interesting set of asymmetric materials. These materials are birefringent when light rays approach the material in a given direction, but behave just like vacuum when the rays have the opposite direction with the appropriate polarization (or, in some cases, independently of the polarization). (C) 2017 Optical Society of America
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.; Gomberoff, Andres] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Av Diagonal Torres 2640, Santiago, Chile, Email: andres.gomberoff@uai.cl
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Publisher Optical Soc Amer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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ISSN 1094-4087 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
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