Physicists & optical engineers: Tranformation Optics & Subwavelength Light Control

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  1. Sirius Glass

    Sirius Glass Subscriber

    Jan 18, 2007
    Southern California
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    An interesting read

    See: "Tranformation Optics and Subwavelength Control of Light", J. B. Pendry, A. Aurby, D. R. Smith, S. A. Maier; Science, volume 337 pages 549 to 552, 3 August 2012

    First Paragraph:
    "Our intuitive understand of light has it foundations in the ray approximation and is intimately connected with our vision. As far as our eyes are concerned, light behaves like a steam of particles. We look inside the wavelength and study the properties of plasmoic structures with dimensions of just a few nanometers, where at a tenth or even a hundredth of the wavelength of visible light the ray picture fails. We review the concept of transformation optics that manipulates electric and magnetic field lines, rather than rays; can provide an equally intuitive understanding of subwavelength phenomena; and at the same time can be an exact discription at the leverl of Maxwell's equations"
  2. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

    Oct 29, 2006
    35mm RF
    Science and Sceintific American are funny journals , I am reading them for past 17 years and they take a 50 years old research , gift package and present it as new. When you become an insider of sciences , you find every subject requires 1000 pages of equations and 30 years of education.

    visit site and find 100 thick books on the subject.