Curvature effects in two-dimensional optical devices inspired by transformation optics

Shuhao Yuan, Yongyou Zhang, Qingyun Zhang, Bingsuo Zou, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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Light transport in curved quasi two-dimensional waveguides is considered theoretically. Within transformation optics and tensor theory, a concise description of curvature effects on transverse electric and magnetic waves is derived. We show that the curvature can induce light focusing and photonic crystal properties, which are confirmed by finite element simulations. Our results indicate that the curvature is an effective parameter for designing quasi two-dimensional optical devices in the fields of micro and nano photonics. © 2016 Author(s).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 14 2016

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by the NSFC (Grant No. 11304015), Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher Project (Grant No. YETP1228), and funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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