Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447149963
  • ISBN-13: 9781447149965
  • DDC: 530.141
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 499 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Transformation electromagnetics is a systematic design technique for optical and electromagnetic devices that enables novel wave-material interaction properties. The associated metamaterials technology for designing and realizing optical and electromagnetic devices can control the behavior of light and electromagnetic waves in ways that have not been conventionally possible. The technique is credited with numerous novel device designs, most notably the invisibility cloaks, perfect lenses and other remarkable devices. This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly growing area of transformation electromagnetics and related metamaterial technology by leading experts from around the world. The following theoretical questions are addressed: Where does transformation electromagnetics come from?, What are the general material properties for different classes of coordinate transformations?, What are the limitations and challenges of device realizations?, and What theoretical tools are available to make the coordinate transformation-based designs more amenable to fabrication using available techniques? Theoretical treatment is complemented by device designs and/or realizations in various frequency regimes and applications including acoustic, radio frequency, terahertz, infrared, and the visible spectrum. Applications include invisibility cloaks, gradient-index lenses in microwave and optical regimes, negative-index superlenses for sub-wavelength resolution focusing, flat lenses that produce highly collimated beams from an embedded antenna or optical source, beam concentrators, polarization rotators and splitters, perfect electromagnetic absorbers, and others. This book serves as a reference for students and researchers for transformation electromagnetics/optics, its application to the design of revolutionary new devices, and associated metamaterial realizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Quasi-Conformal Approaches for Two and Three-Dimensional Transformation Optical Media.
2: Transformation Electromagnetics for Cloaking, Lensing, and Radiation Applications.
3: Metasurface Transformation Theory.
4: Design for Simplified Materials in Transformation Electromagnetics.
5: Creating Illusion Effects Using Transformation Optics.
6: Transformation-Based Cloak/Anti-Cloak Interactions: A Review.
7: Transformation Electromagnetics Design of All-Dielectric Antennas.
8: Transformation Electromagnetics Inspired Lens Designs and Associated Metamaterial Implementations for Highly Directive Radiation.
9: Transformation Electromagnetics for Antenna Applications.
10: Invisibility Cloak at Optical Frequencies.
11: Experimental Characterization of Electromagnetic Cloaking Devices at Microwaves.
12: Broadening of Cloaking Bandwidth by Passive and Active Techniques.
13: Anisotropic Representation for Spatially Dispersive Periodic Metamaterial Arrays.
14: Transformation Electromagnetics and Non-Standard Devices.