Today’s technology is driving the need for lighter, simpler, and more compact optical devices [1]. As part of that, a design method using the transformation optics is actively researched. The transformation optics is a new paradigm for the science of light that is enabled by recent developments in metamaterials [2]. The material properties designed by the transformation-optic method can be supported by the fast advance in the field of metamaterials. By combining metamaterial with Hamiltonian optics, we propose an unprecedented type of lens for an imaging system. This transformation-optic designed lens is devised for a compact imaging system. In this paper, we study the optical characteristics of transformation-optic compressed lens which have properties difficult to find in nature.

© 2019 Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Optical Society (OSA)

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