Cyclic concentrator, carpet cloaks and fisheye lens via transformation plasmonics

M. Alaoui, K. Rustomji, T. M. Chang, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, R. Quidant, S. Enoch, S. Guenneau, R. Abdeddaim

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We first review basic equations of plasmonics in anisotropic media. We recall the origin of Maxwell's gradient index fisheye lens. We then apply tools of transformation optics to the design of a cyclic concentrator and a variety of plasmonic carpet-cloaks. We further give a brief account of the discovery of spoof plasmon polaritons (SfPPs) by Pendry et al (2004 Science 305 847-8) 150 years after Maxwell invented the fisheye lens. Finally, we experimentally demonstrate a concept of a fisheye lens for SfPPs at microwave frequencies. We stress that perfect metal surfaces perforated with dielectrics offer a playground for moulding surface waves in many areas of physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044023
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • effective medium
  • lensing
  • metamaterials
  • microwaves
  • plasmonics
  • spoof plasmons
  • transformation optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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