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Photorealistic images of carpet cloaks

Photorealistic images of carpet cloaks
Author: J.C. Halimeh, T. Ergin, J. Mueller, N. Stenger, and M. Wegener links:
Source: Opt. Express 17, 19328 (2009)
Date: 12.10.2009


Using home-built dedicated ray-tracing software, we simulate photorealistic images of sceneries in three dimensions including dielectric carpet cloaks – i.e., continuously varying refractive-index distributions that allow for invisibility cloaking of a bump in a metallic carpet. Results for the ideal and for a simplified cloak are shown. The presented material gives a visual and intuitive impression of the performance of different arrangements and might be ideally suited for communicating the concepts of transformation optics to the general public.