Giuseppe Castaldi, Silvio Savoia, Vincenzo Galdi, Andrea Alu’, Nader Engheta

We extend the transformation-optics paradigm to a complex spatial coordinate domain, in order to deal with electromagnetic metamaterials characterized by balanced loss and gain, giving special emphasis to parity-time (PT) symmetry metamaterials. We apply this general theory to complex-source-point radiation and unidirectional invisibility, illustrating the capability and potentials of our approach in terms of systematic design, analytical modeling and physical insights into complex-coordinate wave-objects and resonant states.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.7629

Optics (physics.optics)