27 February 2015 Paraxial ray optics cloaking
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Despite much interest and progress in optical spatial cloaking, a three-dimensional (3D), transmitting, continuously multidirectional cloak in the visible regime has not yet been demonstrated. Here we experimentally demonstrate such a cloak using ray optics, albeit with some edge effects. Our device requires no new materials, uses isotropic off-the-shelf optics, scales easily to cloak arbitrarily large objects, and is as broadband as the choice of optical material, all of which have been challenges for current cloaking schemes. In addition, we provide a concise formalism that quantifies and produces perfect optical cloaks in the small-angle (`paraxial') limit.
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Joseph S. Choi, Joseph S. Choi, John C. Howell, John C. Howell, } "Paraxial ray optics cloaking", Proc. SPIE 9371, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures V, 937110 (27 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182122; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2182122


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