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Transformation Optics Make a U-turn for the Better

July 1, 2010

News thumbnail - schematic 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. Full Story

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