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Geodesic conformal transformation optics: manipulating light with continuous refractive index profile

  title={Geodesic conformal transformation optics: manipulating light with continuous refractive index profile},
  author={Lin Xu and Tom'avs Tyc and Huanyang Chen},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
Conformal transformation optics provides a simple scheme for manipulating light rays with inhomogeneous isotropic dielectrics. However, there is usually discontinuity for refractive index profile at branch cuts of different virtual Riemann sheets, hence compromising the functionalities. To deal with that, we present a special method for conformal transformation optics based on the concept of geodesic lens. The requirement is a continuous refractive index profile of dielectrics, which shows… 

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