Inverse Transformation Optics with Realistic Material Parameters

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


META'15 (New York, New York)

Presentation Slides: 

We present a method to generate transformation functions based on a space of achievable material properties. To validate this approach, we consider the range of effective refractive index achievable using silver nanowires in a dielectric background. Given fabrication constraints, we generate a reduced cloaking transformation and confirm its performance using FDTD and FEM simulations. We explore conditions for finding appropriate mappings in restricted parameter spaces, and strategies for optimizing transformations to account for absorption and scattering.