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Title: Macroscopic invisibility cloak for visible light
Authors: Barbastathis, George
Zhang, Baile
Luo, Yuan
Liu, Xiaogang
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Physics::Optics and light
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Zhang, B., Luo, Y., Liu, X., & Barbastathis, G. (2011). Macroscopic invisibility cloak for visible light. Physical Review Letters, 106(3).
Series/Report no.: Physical review letters
Abstract: Invisibility cloaks, a subject that usually occurs in science fiction and myths, have attracted wide interest recently because of their possible realization. The biggest challenge to true invisibility is known to be the cloaking of a macroscopic object in the broad range of wavelengths visible to the human eye. Here we experimentally solve this problem by incorporating the principle of transformation optics into a conventional optical lens fabrication with low-cost materials and simple manufacturing techniques. A transparent cloak made of two pieces of calcite is created. This cloak is able to conceal a macroscopic object with a maximum height of 2 mm, larger than 3500 free-space-wavelength, inside a transparent liquid environment. Its working bandwidth encompassing red, green, and blue light is also demonstrated.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.033901
Rights: © 2011 The American Physical Society. This paper was published in Physical Review Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The American Physical Society. The paper can be found at the following official DOI:  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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