Instruments and methods of investigation

Experimental realization of invisibility cloaking

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a St.Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, ul. Sablinskaya14, St.Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation
b School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, PO Box 11000, Aalto, FI-00076, Finland

Advances in the studies of metamaterials pushed the development of invisibility cloaks which suppress the scattering by objects within certain frequency ranges. During recent years, there was a transition from a purely theoretical consideration of invisibility cloaks to its practical implementation. This paper is an overview of the current state of the art in the area of invisibility cloaks with an emphasis on experimental realization of such devices.

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Keywords: invisibility, cloaking, transformation optics, metamaterials, scattering cancellation, optical illusions, carpet cloak, active cloaking
PACS: 41.20.Jb, 42.25.Bs, 42.30.Wb, 43.20.Gp (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0185.201502e.0181
Citation: Shchelokova A V, Melchakova I V, Slobozhanyuk A P, Yankovskaya E A, Simovski C R, Belov P A "Experimental realization of invisibility cloaking" Phys. Usp. 58 167–190 (2015)
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Received: 4th, February 2014, revised: 12th, May 2014, 15th, July 2014

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