Institute of Applied Physics - AG Prof. Wegener

Cloaking of metal grid electrodes on Lambertian emitters by free-form refractive surfaces

  • Author:

    M.F. Schumann, B. Fritz, R. Eckstein, U. Lemmer, G. Gomard, and M. Wegener 

  • Source:

    Opt. Lett. 43, 527-530 (2018)

  • Date: 26.01.2018
  • Abstract:

    We discuss invisibility cloaking of metal grid electrodes on Lambertian light emitters by using dielectric free-form surfaces. We show that cloaking can be ideal in geometrical optics for all viewing directions if reflections at the dielectric–air interface are negligible. We also present corresponding white-light proof-of-principle experiments that demonstrate close-to-ideal cloaking for a wide range of viewing angles. Remaining imperfections are analyzed by ray-tracing calculations. The concept can potentially be used to enhance the luminance homogeneity of large-area organic light-emitting diodes.