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Transformation Optics Make a U-turn for the Better
July 1, 2010
Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that, with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, the physical space through which light travels can be altered with promising results. For example, the creation of a 180-degree bend that won't alter the energy or properties of a light beam as it makes the u-turn, or a plasmonic version of a Luneburg lens.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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