Can even monochromatic radiation ensure ideal invisibility?
N.N. Rozanova,b aS I Vavilov State Optical Institute, Birzhevaya liniya 12, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation bITMO University, Kronverksky Pr. 49, bldg. A, St. Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation
Discusses conclusions reached by A E Dubinov and D A Mytareva in their paper “Invisible cloaking of material bodies using the wave flow method” (Usp. Fiz. Nauk180 475 (2010) [Phys. Usp. 53 455 (2010)]) on whether the perfect optical cloaking of material objects is possible.