Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object.

  title={Illusion optics: the optical transformation of an object into another object.},
  author={Yun Lai and Jack Ng and Huanyang Chen and Dezhuan Han and Junjun Xiao and Zhao-qing Zhang and C. C. Wong The University of Hong Kong P. W. Chan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={102 25},
We propose to use transformation optics to generate a general illusion such that an arbitrary object appears to be like some other object of our choice. This is achieved by using a remote device that can transform the scattered light outside a virtual boundary into that of the object chosen for the illusion, irrespective of the profile and direction of the incident light. This type of illusion device also enables people to see through walls. Our work extends the concept of cloaking as a special… CONTINUE READING
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