3 years ago

Light rays and waves on geodesic lenses.

Chong Sheng, Tomáš Tyc, Shining Zhu, Hui Liu, Huanyang Chen, Xiangyang Wang, Lin Xu

Starting from well-known absolute instruments for perfect imaging, we introduce a type of rotational-symmetrical compact closed manifolds, namely geodesic lenses. We demonstrate that light rays confined on geodesic lenses are closed trajectories. While for optical waves, the spectrum of geodesic lens is (at least approximately) degenerate and equidistant with numerical methods. Based on this property, we show a periodical evolution of optical waves and quantum waves on geodesic lenses. Moreover, we fabricate two geodesic lenses in sub-micrometer scale, where curved light rays are observed with high accurate precision. Our results may offer a new platform to investigate light propagation on curved surfaces.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.10438

DOI: arXiv:1801.10438v1

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