Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Refraction in electrically thin inhomogeneous media

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

This work presents a new formulation for refraction from flat electrically thin lenses and reflectors comprised of inhomogeneous material. Inhomogeneous electrically thin flat lenses and reflectors cannot make use of the Snell law since this classical formulation works solely at interfaces of planar homogeneous media. The refraction of a perpendicularly incident plane wave at a planar interface is physically explained through the phase advance of the rays within the medium. The Huygens principle is then used to construct the refracted wavefront. The formulation is validated using numerical full wave simulation for several examples where the refractive angle is predicted with good accuracy. Furthermore, the formulation gives a physical insight of the phenomenon of refraction from electrically thin inhomogeneous media.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Spherical aberration in electrically thin flat lenses

Miguel Ruphuy and Omar M. Ramahi
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 33(8) 1531-1536 (2016)

Analytical models for electrically thin flat lenses and reflectors

Miguel Ruphuy and Omar M. Ramahi
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 32(4) 507-513 (2015)

Electrically thin flat lenses and reflectors

Miguel Ruphuy, Omar Siddiqui, and Omar M. Ramahi
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 32(9) 1700-1706 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Supplementary Material (1)

NameDescription
Visualization 1: MOV (387 KB)      Visualization 1 showing Refraction from flat lens

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved