Abstract

A method to design isotropic inhomogeneous refractive index distribution is presented, in which the scalar wave field solutions propagate exactly on an eikonal function (i.e., remaining constant on the Geometrical Optics wavefronts). This method is applied to the design of “dipole lenses”, which perfectly focus a scalar wave field emitted from a point source onto a point absorber, in both two and three dimensions. Also, the Maxwell fish-eye lens in two and three dimensions is analysed.

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2010

U. Leonhardt and T. G. Philbin, “Perfect imaging with positive refraction in three dimensions,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 011804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

U. Leonhardt, “Perfect imaging without negative refraction,” N. J. Phys. 11(9), 093040 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2006

Yu. I. Bobrovnitskiĭ, “Impedance theory of sound absorption: The best absorber and the black body,” Acoust. Phys. 52(6), 638–647 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Miñano, “Perfect imaging in a homogeneous threedimensional region,” Opt. Express 14(21), 9627–9635 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9627 .
[CrossRef]

2002

2000

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Alonso, M. A.

Bobrovnitskii, Yu. I.

Yu. I. Bobrovnitskiĭ, “Impedance theory of sound absorption: The best absorber and the black body,” Acoust. Phys. 52(6), 638–647 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Forbes, G.

Leonhardt, U.

U. Leonhardt and T. G. Philbin, “Perfect imaging with positive refraction in three dimensions,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 011804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

U. Leonhardt, “Perfect imaging without negative refraction,” N. J. Phys. 11(9), 093040 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Miñano, J. C.

Pendry, J. B.

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Philbin, T. G.

U. Leonhardt and T. G. Philbin, “Perfect imaging with positive refraction in three dimensions,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 011804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Acoust. Phys.

Yu. I. Bobrovnitskiĭ, “Impedance theory of sound absorption: The best absorber and the black body,” Acoust. Phys. 52(6), 638–647 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. J. Phys.

U. Leonhardt, “Perfect imaging without negative refraction,” N. J. Phys. 11(9), 093040 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Phys. Rev. A

U. Leonhardt and T. G. Philbin, “Perfect imaging with positive refraction in three dimensions,” Phys. Rev. A 81(1), 011804 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other

M. Born, and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, (Pergamon, Oxford, 1975, 5th ed)

S. Cornbleet, Microwave and Geometrical Optics, (Academic, London, 1994)

O. N. Stavroudis, The Mathematics of Geometrical and Physical Optics, (Willey-VCH, Weinheim, 2006)

Yu. A. Kratsov, and Yu. I. Orlov, Geometrical Optics of Inhomogeneous Media, p.23, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 1990.

R. K. Luneburg, Mathematical Theory of Optics, (University of California Press, Los Angeles 1964)

P. M. Morse, and H. Feshbach, Methods of Theoretical Physics (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1953)

A. D. Polyanin, and V. F. Zaitsev, Handbook of Exact Solutions for Ordinary Differential Equations, 2nd Edition, Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, 2003. It also coincides with the change of variables S’ = S/L + π/2 in the equation described in http://eqworld.ipmnet.ru/en/solutions/ode/ode0235.pdf .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG9XSY8i_q8

http://www.mathcurve.com/courbes2d/cayleyovale/cayleyovale.shtml

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