Experimental demonstration of a light-ray-direction-flipping METATOY based on confocal lenticular arrays

Michael Blair, Leo Clark, E. Alasdair Houston, Gary Smith, Jonathan Leach, Alasdair C. Hamilton, Johannes Courtial

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We show, theoretically and experimentally, that a sheet formed by two confocal lenticular arrays can flip one component of the local light-ray direction. Ray-optically, such a sheet is equivalent to a Dove-prism sheet, an example of a METATOY (metamaterial for rays), a structure that changes the direction of transmitted light rays in a way that cannot be performed perfectly wave-optically. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4299-4302
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume282
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

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Blair, Michael ; Clark, Leo ; Houston, E. Alasdair ; Smith, Gary ; Leach, Jonathan ; Hamilton, Alasdair C. ; Courtial, Johannes. / Experimental demonstration of a light-ray-direction-flipping METATOY based on confocal lenticular arrays. In: Optics Communications. 2009 ; Vol. 282, No. 21. pp. 4299-4302.
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