Publications [#269836] of David R. Smith

Papers Published
  1. Pendry, JB; Aubry, A; Smith, DR; Maier, SA, Transformation optics and subwavelength control of light., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 337 no. 6094 (August, 2012), pp. 549-552 [doi] .

    Our intuitive understanding of light has its foundation in the ray approximation and is intimately connected with our vision. As far as our eyes are concerned, light behaves like a stream of particles. We look inside the wavelength and study the properties of plasmonic structures with dimensions of just a few nanometers, where at a tenth or even a hundredth of the wavelength of visible light the ray picture fails. We review the concept of transformation optics that manipulates electric and magnetic field lines, rather than rays; can provide an equally intuitive understanding of subwavelength phenomena; and at the same time can be an exact description at the level of Maxwell's equations.