Abstract

Free-space carpet cloak designed with transformation optics requires materials exhibiting simultaneously anisotropic properties and plasma-like behaviors, but materials that simultaneously meet these requirements are rarely found in nature. The recently discovered graphene has shown unique anisotropic plasma-like behavior benefitting from its natural two-dimensional structure and in-plane ultrahigh electron mobility, and therefore, can be a good candidate for the free-space carpet cloak design. In this Letter, we theoretically propose a novel free-space carpet cloak by using periodically stacking layered graphene for the first time. Simulation results show an object under the graphene-based carpet cloak becomes invisible in the THz frequencies. By exploiting the large tunability of graphene’s conductivity, we also demonstrate the working frequency of the designed cloak is continuously tunable in a wide spectrum.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

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