Controlling light by bending space? Science fiction? Is it something just for magicians and imaginary heroes like Harry Potter? Transformation optics is a new means of designing unique electromagnetic structures such as cloaks of invisibility. Metamaterials have launched a revolution providing exactly the tools needed to achieve these challenging structures whose optical and electromagnetic properties can be engineered through geometry rather than chemistry.
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David R. Smith
Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics