Direct manipulation of wave amplitude and phase through inverse design of isotropic media
In this article we propose a new design methodology to control both amplitude and phase of electromagnetic waves from cylindrical incidence, which utilizes engineered media that does not resort to transformation optics or its quasi-conformal approximations. This method can lead to two-dimensional isotropic, inhomogeneous material profiles of permittivity and permeability, to which a general class of scattering-free wave solutions arise. Our design is based on the separation of the complex wave solution into amplitude and phase. We give two types of examples to validate our methodology.
We are supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of UK [grant number EP/I034548/1]. L Y benefits from EPSRC Durham Symposium 104, LMS Caring Supplementary Grant [Ref. CC-15/16-09] and Antennas group travel grant [EECSRC2/4a], and wants to thank Patrick Bradley, Flynn Castle and Fang Yanlong for inspiring conversations to improve this manuscript.