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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(8): 084101    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac6166

Design method of reusable reciprocal invisibility and phantom device

Cheng-Fu Yang(杨成福), Li-Jun Yun(云利军), and Jun-Wei Li(李俊玮)
School of Information Science and Engineering, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650500, China
Abstract  Reusable reciprocal invisibility and phantom device is proposed and designed based on multi-folded transformation optics and equivalent components. In comparison with the reported reciprocal invisibility cloaks, the material parameters of the device presented here are homogeneous, and the hiding of the target object does not require any "anti-object" at all, which dramatically breaks through the limitations of the "anti-object" design in previous reciprocal cloak design. Perfectly illusion effect is also found by reasonably setting the material parameters of the restored medium of the device, which can be used to confuse detection radars while hiding target objects. Last but not least, the proposed device has an open structure, which enables the target object enclosed by the device to perform material exchange and simplex transfer of information with the outside world through open channels. In other words, the proposed device has a reusable function, enabling stealth or phantom of new target objects without changing any parameters of the device.
Keywords:  transformation optics      reciprocal cloak      illusion      invisibility  
Received:  25 January 2022      Revised:  22 March 2022      Accepted manuscript online:  28 March 2022
PACS:  41.20.Jb (Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation)  
  78.20.Bh (Theory, models, and numerical simulation)  
  78.67.Pt (Multilayers; superlattices; photonic structures; metamaterials)  
Fund: Project supported by the Natural Science Doctoral Research Start-Up Fund of Yunnan Normal University, China (Grant No. 01000205020503130) and the Key Project of Applied Basic Research Program of Yunnan Province, China (Grant No. 2018FA033).
Corresponding Authors:  Cheng-Fu Yang, Li-Jun Yun     E-mail:;

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Cheng-Fu Yang(杨成福), Li-Jun Yun(云利军), and Jun-Wei Li(李俊玮) Design method of reusable reciprocal invisibility and phantom device 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 084101

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