Controlling Thermal Radiation Signatures using Materials Designed by Transformation Optics Theory
ahmed Alwakil
AixMarseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, UMR 7249, 13013 Marseille, France
PhD Student at Aix Marseilles University (Institute Fresnel) , Thesis: "Thermal Metamaterial for flux control".Master of Optics and Photonics: Erasmus Mundus Europhotonics Program. 2014, Thesis: “Tomographic Optical Microscopy – application to profilometry”.PreMaster Diploma: National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences , Cairo University (Egypt). 2011. Department: Laser Engineering.Bsc: Faculty of Engineering, AinShams University in Cairo (Egypt). 2010Reasearch interest: Near field thermal radiation.MetaMaterials.Transformation Optics.Plasmonics.Electromagnetic scattering.
Abstract
Above 0K all objects thermally radiate and each object has its own thermally radiated signature, depending on its geometric shape and its constitutive parameters. In our theoretical work, we investigate design methodologies... [ view full abstract ]
Above 0K all objects thermally radiate and each object has its own thermally radiated signature, depending on its geometric shape and its constitutive parameters. In our theoretical work, we investigate design methodologies based on transformation optics theory [1] to control the emitted thermal radiation signature. In this talk, we extend transformation optics theory to the field of near field thermal radiation [2]. We first summarize fluctuational electrodynamics theory [3] which is a mathematical framework to describe the electromagnetic thermal radiation as a linear response of Maxwell’s equations due to thermal electric and magnetic currents. These sources are governed by stochastic processes and their statistical properties are determined by the fluctuation dissipation theorem which relates the losses of a linear system to the fluctuations of its internal thermal energy. These losses are related to the constitutive parameters of the thermal emitter. Then, we show that it is possible for objects residing in virtual and physical space to have the same thermal radiation pattern if their complex permittivities and permeabilities are related by the standard transformation optics such that the fluctuation electrodynamics problem is invariant under transformation, such invariance allows the illusion procedure in thermal radiation. 2D thermal camouflage [4] scheme is illustrated and numerical computations confirm the developed theory within our hypothesis framework. Finally, we extend the theoretical scheme for thermal radiation from reciprocal and nonreciprocal bianisotropic media [5].
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR INPACT project).
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Authors

ahmed Alwakil
(AixMarseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, UMR 7249, 13013 Marseille, France)

Myriam Zerrad
(AixMarseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, UMR 7249, 13013 Marseille, France)

Claude Amra
(AixMarseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Institut Fresnel, UMR 7249, 13013 Marseille, France)
Topic Areas
Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Metamaterials , Nanoscale photothermal effects
Session
OS1bR412 » Metamaterials (16:40  Wednesday, 13th September, Room 412)