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Photonics 2015, 2(2), 440-448; doi:10.3390/photonics2020440

Experimental Demonstration of Luneburg Waveguides

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Department of Physics Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Received: 11 April 2015 / Accepted: 15 April 2015 / Published: 20 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers in Plasmonics and Metamaterials)
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Abstract

Transformation optics gives rise to numerous unusual optical devices, such as novel metamaterial lenses and invisibility cloaks. Very recently, Mattheakis et al. (Luneburg lens waveguide networks. J. Opt. 2012, 14, 114006) have suggested theoretical design of an optical waveguide, based on a network of Luneburg lenses, which may be useful in sensing and nonlinear optics applications. Here, we report the first experimental realization of such Luneburg waveguides. We have studied wavelength and polarization dependent performance of the waveguides. View Full-Text
Keywords: transformation optics; Luneburg lens; waveguide transformation optics; Luneburg lens; waveguide
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Smolyaninova, V.N.; Lahneman, D.; Adams, T.; Gresock, T.; Zander, K.; Jensen, C.; Smolyaninov, I.I. Experimental Demonstration of Luneburg Waveguides. Photonics 2015, 2, 440-448.

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