Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials

Fundamental Principles and Applications

  • Douglas H. Werner
  • Do-Hoon Kwon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nathan Landy, Yaroslav Urzhumov, David R. Smith
    Pages 1-32
  3. Enrica Martini, Stefano Maci
    Pages 83-116
  4. Yun Lai, Jack Ng, C. T. Chan
    Pages 139-165
  5. Giuseppe Castaldi, Vincenzo Galdi, Andrea Alù, Nader Engheta
    Pages 167-190
  6. Douglas H. Werner, Zhi Hao Jiang, Jeremiah P. Turpin, Qi Wu, Micah D. Gregory
    Pages 221-261
  7. Shuang Zhang
    Pages 289-314
  8. Silvio Hrabar, Zvonimir Sipus, Iva Malcic
    Pages 349-394
  9. Arthur D. Yaghjian, Andrea Alù, Mário G. Silveirinha
    Pages 395-457
  10. André de Lustrac, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Paul-Henri Tichit
    Pages 459-491
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 493-499

About this book


Transformation electromagnetics is a systematic design technique for optical and electromagnetic devices that enables novel wave-material interaction properties. The associated metamaterials technology for designing and realizing optical and electromagnetic devices can control the behavior of light and electromagnetic waves in ways that have not been conventionally possible. The technique is credited with numerous novel device designs, most notably the invisibility cloaks, perfect lenses and a host of other remarkable devices.

Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications presents a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly growing area of transformation electromagnetics and related metamaterial technology with contributions on the subject provided by a collection of leading experts from around the world. On the theoretical side, the following questions will be addressed: “Where does transformation electromagnetics come from?,” “What are the general material properties for different classes of coordinate transformations?,” “What are the limitations and challenges of device realizations?,” and “What theoretical tools are available to make the coordinate transformation-based designs more amenable to fabrication using currently available techniques?” The comprehensive theoretical treatment will be complemented by device designs and/or realizations in various frequency regimes and applications including acoustic, radio frequency, terahertz, infrared, and the visible spectrum. The applications encompass invisibility cloaks, gradient-index lenses in the microwave and optical regimes, negative-index superlenses for sub-wavelength resolution focusing, flat lenses that produce highly collimated beams from an embedded antenna or optical source, beam concentrators, polarization rotators and splitters, perfect electromagnetic absorbers, and many others.

This book will serve as the authoritative reference for students and researchers alike to the fast-evolving and exciting research area of transformation electromagnetics/optics, its application to the design of revolutionary new devices, and their associated metamaterial realizations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas H. Werner
    • 1
  • Do-Hoon Kwon
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA

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