Abstract

Invisibility carpet cloaks are usually used to hide an object beneath carpet. In this paper we propose and demonstrate a carpet filter to hide objects and create illusions above the filter by using a Fourier optics method. Instead of using transformation optics, we get electromagnetic parameters of the filter by optical transfer functions, which play the role of modulating the propagation of the scattering angular spectrum directly from an object above the filter. By further adding a functional layer onto the filter, we can even camouflage the object so that it appears to be a different object. The analytical results are confirmed by numerical simulations. Our method is completely different from the current coordinate transfer method and may provide another point of view to more clearly understand the mechanism of invisibility cloaks.

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2009 (7)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (6)

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Plasmonic and metamaterial cloaking: physical mechanisms and potentials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 10(9), 093002 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Li and J. B. Pendry, “Hiding under the carpet: a new strategy for cloaking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(20), 203901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (4)

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (6)

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Leonhardt, “Optical conformal mapping,” Science 312(5781), 1777–1780 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. W. Milton and N.-A. P. Nicorovici, “On the cloaking effects associated with anomalous localized resonance,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 462(2074), 3027–3059 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jacob, L. V. Alekseyev, and E. Narimanov, “Optical Hyperlens: Far-field imaging beyond the diffraction limit,” Opt. Express 14(18), 8247–8256 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 72(1), 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

J. B. Pendry and D. R. Smith, “Reversing light with negative refraction,” Phys. Today 57(6), 37–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

A. J. Ward and J. B. Pendry, “Refraction and geometry in Maxwell's equations,” J. Mod. Opt. 43, 773–793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

Alekseyev, L. V.

Alù, A.

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Multifrequency optical invisibility cloak with layered plasmonic shells,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(11), 113901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Plasmonic and metamaterial cloaking: physical mechanisms and potentials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 10(9), 093002 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 72(1), 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bartal, G.

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cai, W.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cardenas, J.

L. H. Gabrielli, J. Cardenas, C. B. Poitras, and M. Lipson, “Silicon nanostructure cloak operating at optical frequencies,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 461–463 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. T.

Y. Lai, H. Y. Chen, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary media invisibility cloak that cloaks objects at a distance outside the cloaking shell,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(9), 093901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, H.

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, H. Y.

Y. Lai, H. Y. Chen, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary media invisibility cloak that cloaks objects at a distance outside the cloaking shell,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(9), 093901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chettiar, U. K.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chin, J. Y.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cui, T. J.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cummer, S. A.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Engheta, N.

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Plasmonic and metamaterial cloaking: physical mechanisms and potentials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 10(9), 093002 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Multifrequency optical invisibility cloak with layered plasmonic shells,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(11), 113901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 72(1), 016623 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gabrielli, L. H.

L. H. Gabrielli, J. Cardenas, C. B. Poitras, and M. Lipson, “Silicon nanostructure cloak operating at optical frequencies,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 461–463 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Han, D.

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heng, X.

G. A. Zheng, X. Heng, and C. H. Yang, “A phase conjugate mirror inspired approach for building cloaking structures with left-handed materials,” N. J. Phys. 11(3), 033010 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Huangfu, J.

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jacob, Z.

Ji, C.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Justice, B. J.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kildishev, A. V.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kong, J. A.

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lai, Y.

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, H. Y. Chen, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary media invisibility cloak that cloaks objects at a distance outside the cloaking shell,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(9), 093901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leonhardt, U.

U. Leonhardt, “Optical conformal mapping,” Science 312(5781), 1777–1780 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, J.

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Li and J. B. Pendry, “Hiding under the carpet: a new strategy for cloaking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(20), 203901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lipson, M.

L. H. Gabrielli, J. Cardenas, C. B. Poitras, and M. Lipson, “Silicon nanostructure cloak operating at optical frequencies,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 461–463 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, R.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Luo, Y.

J. Zhang, Y. Luo, and N. A. Mortensen, “Minimizing the scattering of a nonmagnetic cloak,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 113511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Massey, G. A.

Milton, G. W.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. W. Milton and N.-A. P. Nicorovici, “On the cloaking effects associated with anomalous localized resonance,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 462(2074), 3027–3059 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mock, J. J.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mortensen, N. A.

J. Zhang, Y. Luo, and N. A. Mortensen, “Minimizing the scattering of a nonmagnetic cloak,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 113511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Narimanov, E.

Neff, C. W.

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ng, J.

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nicorovici, N.-A. P.

G. W. Milton and N.-A. P. Nicorovici, “On the cloaking effects associated with anomalous localized resonance,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 462(2074), 3027–3059 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J. B.

J. Li and J. B. Pendry, “Hiding under the carpet: a new strategy for cloaking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(20), 203901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry and D. R. Smith, “Reversing light with negative refraction,” Phys. Today 57(6), 37–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Ward and J. B. Pendry, “Refraction and geometry in Maxwell's equations,” J. Mod. Opt. 43, 773–793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Poitras, C. B.

L. H. Gabrielli, J. Cardenas, C. B. Poitras, and M. Lipson, “Silicon nanostructure cloak operating at optical frequencies,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 461–463 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Popa, B.-I.

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qiu, M.

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rahm, M.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ran, L.

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, D. A.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ruan, Z.

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schurig, D.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shalaev, V. M.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry and D. R. Smith, “Reversing light with negative refraction,” Phys. Today 57(6), 37–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Starr, A. F.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Valentine, J.

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, G. P.

Ward, A. J.

A. J. Ward and J. B. Pendry, “Refraction and geometry in Maxwell's equations,” J. Mod. Opt. 43, 773–793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wu, B.-I.

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wu, K.

Xiao, J.

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yan, M.

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yang, C. H.

G. A. Zheng, X. Heng, and C. H. Yang, “A phase conjugate mirror inspired approach for building cloaking structures with left-handed materials,” N. J. Phys. 11(3), 033010 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zentgraf, T.

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, B.

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, J.

J. Zhang, Y. Luo, and N. A. Mortensen, “Minimizing the scattering of a nonmagnetic cloak,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 113511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, Z.-Q.

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, H. Y. Chen, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary media invisibility cloak that cloaks objects at a distance outside the cloaking shell,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(9), 093901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zheng, G. A.

G. A. Zheng, X. Heng, and C. H. Yang, “A phase conjugate mirror inspired approach for building cloaking structures with left-handed materials,” N. J. Phys. 11(3), 033010 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. Zhang, Y. Luo, and N. A. Mortensen, “Minimizing the scattering of a nonmagnetic cloak,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(11), 113511 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and G. W. Milton, “Nonmagnetic cloak with minimized scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(11), 111105 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

A. J. Ward and J. B. Pendry, “Refraction and geometry in Maxwell's equations,” J. Mod. Opt. 43, 773–793 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Plasmonic and metamaterial cloaking: physical mechanisms and potentials,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 10(9), 093002 (2008).
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G. A. Zheng, X. Heng, and C. H. Yang, “A phase conjugate mirror inspired approach for building cloaking structures with left-handed materials,” N. J. Phys. 11(3), 033010 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Mater. (1)

J. Valentine, J. Li, T. Zentgraf, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, “An optical cloak made of dielectrics,” Nat. Mater. 8(7), 568–571 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nat. Photonics (2)

L. H. Gabrielli, J. Cardenas, C. B. Poitras, and M. Lipson, “Silicon nanostructure cloak operating at optical frequencies,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 461–463 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics 1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. (1)

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. A. Roberts, S. A. Cummer, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Design of electromagnetic cloaks and concentrators using form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell’s equations,” Photonics Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6(1), 87–95 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. A. Kong, “Design and analytical full-wave validation of the invisibility cloaks, concentrators, and field rotators created with a general class of transformations,” Phys. Rev. B 77(12), 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhang, J. Huangfu, Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. A. Kong, and B.-I. Wu, “Cloak for multilayered and gradually changing media,” Phys. Rev. B 77(3), 035116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. (2)

S. A. Cummer, B.-I. Popa, D. Schurig, D. R. Smith, and J. B. Pendry, “Full-wave simulations of electromagnetic cloaking structures,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 74(3), 036621 (2006).
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A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 72(1), 016623 (2005).
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J. Li and J. B. Pendry, “Hiding under the carpet: a new strategy for cloaking,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(20), 203901 (2008).
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A. Alù and N. Engheta, “Multifrequency optical invisibility cloak with layered plasmonic shells,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(11), 113901 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Ruan, M. Yan, C. W. Neff, and M. Qiu, “Ideal cylindrical cloak: perfect but sensitive to tiny perturbations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(11), 113903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, B. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, “Electromagnetic wave interactions with a metamaterial cloak,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(6), 063903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, H. Y. Chen, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary media invisibility cloak that cloaks objects at a distance outside the cloaking shell,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(9), 093901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Lai, J. Ng, H. Y. Chen, D. Han, J. Xiao, Z.-Q. Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 253902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Today (1)

J. B. Pendry and D. R. Smith, “Reversing light with negative refraction,” Phys. Today 57(6), 37–43 (2004).
[CrossRef]

PIER (1)

Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Chen, B.-I. Wu, and L. Ran, “Wave and ray analysis of a type of cloak exhibiting magnified and shifted scattering effect,” PIER PIER 95, 167–178 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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G. W. Milton and N.-A. P. Nicorovici, “On the cloaking effects associated with anomalous localized resonance,” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 462(2074), 3027–3059 (2006).
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R. Liu, C. Ji, J. J. Mock, J. Y. Chin, T. J. Cui, and D. R. Smith, “Broadband ground-plane cloak,” Science 323(5912), 366–369 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schemes of carpet filters (gray region) underlaid by a mirror (hatched region) to (a)–(b) hide and (c)–(d) change an object (star logo) upon the carpet into another object (drip logo).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Simulated scattering-light field distributions (real part of the electric field component E) as: (a)–(c) a point light source and (d)–(f) an oblique plane wave illuminated on (a),(d); a square in front of a mirror (b),(e); a square upon an invisibility carpet filter; and (c),(f) nothing upon the carpet, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Simulated scattering light field distributions (real part of the electric field component E) as: (a)–(c) a point light source and (d)–(f) an oblique plane wave illuminates on (a),(d) a square in front of a absorber; (b),(e) a square upon an invisibility carpet filter; and (c),(f) nothing upon the carpet, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simulated scattering light field distributions (real part of the electric field component E) as: (a),(b) a point light source and (c),(d) an oblique plane wave illuminated on (a),(c) a square upon a camouflaging carpet filter, and (b),(d) a circle in front of a mirror, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(color online) Simulated scattering-light field distributions (real part of the electric field component E.) as: (a),(b) a point light source and (c),(d) an oblique plane wave illuminates on (a),(c) a square upon a camouflaging carpet filter, and (b),(d) a circle in front of a absorber, respectively.

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H H ' H = exp [ j ( 2 π / λ ) ( 2 l d ) 1 λ 2 ( f x 2 + f z 2 ) ] .
n = d i a g [ 1 , ( 2 l + d ) / d , 1 ] .
ε = μ = d i a g [ ( 2 l + d ) / d , d / ( 2 l + d ) , ( 2 l + d ) / d ] .

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