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.
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 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/2/d/ 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)