Luneburg lens waveguide networks

M. M. Mattheakis, G. P. Tsironis, V. I. Kovanis

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Abstract

We investigate certain configurations of Luneburg lenses that form light propagating and guiding networks. We study single Luneburg lens dynamics and apply the single lens ray tracing solution to various arrangements of multiple lenses. The wave propagating features of the Luneburg lens networks are also verified through direct numerical solutions of Maxwells equations. We find that Luneburg lenses may form efficient waveguides for light propagation and guiding. The additional presence of nonlinearity improves the focusing characteristics of the networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114006
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Hamiltonian ray tracing
  • Kerr effect
  • Lagrangian optics
  • Luneburg lens
  • gradient index lenses
  • metamaterials
  • waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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