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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000050477

Cloaking in Heat Conduction and Light Diffusion

Schittny, Robert Johannes

Abstract:
In free-space optics, invisibility cloaking is fundamentally limited by relativity, making passive broadband, macroscopic cloaks impossible. This thesis explores invisibility cloaking beyond ballistic optics. In the regimes of heat conduction and light diffusion, the relativity problem vanishes due to inherently slower energy transport. Macroscopic cloaks for transient heat flow and static diffusive light transport are designed, realized and experimentally characterized.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Physik (APH)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-504777
KITopen ID: 1000050477
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Angewandte Physik (APH)
Prüfungsdaten 06.11.2015
Referent/Betreuer Prof. M. Wegener
Schlagworte invisibility cloaking, transformation optics, heat conduction, light diffusion
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