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Cloaked wave amplifiers via transformation optics

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Inverse Problems

The advent of transformation optics and metamaterials has made possible devices producing extreme effects on wave propagation. Here we give theoretical designs for devices, Schrodinger hats, acting as invisible concentrators of waves. These exist for any wave phenomenon modeled by either the Helmholtz or Schrodinger equations, e.g., polarized waves in electromagnetism, pressure waves in acoustics and matter waves in quantum mechanics, and occupy one part of a parameter space continuum of wave-manipulating structures which also contains standard transformation optics based cloaks, resonant cloaks and cloaked sensors. For electromagnetic and acoustic Schrodinger hats, the resulting centralized wave is a localized excitation. In quantum magnetism, the result is a new charged quasiparticle, a quasmon, which causes conditional probabilistic illusions. We discuss possible solid state implementations.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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