A possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/312266
Title:
A possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractors
Authors:
San-Román-Alerigi, Damián P.; Ben Slimane, Ahmed ( 0000-0002-5515-1151 ) ; Ng, Tien Khee ( 0000-0002-1480-6975 ) ; Alsunaidi, Mohammad A.; Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 )
Abstract:
In this paper we report on the feasibility of light confinement in orbital geodesics on stationary, planar, and centro-symmetric refractive index mappings. Constrained to fabrication and [meta]material limitations, the refractive index, n, has been bounded to the range: 0.8 ? n(r) ? 3.5. Mappings are obtained through the inverse problem to the light geodesics equations, considering trappings by generalized orbit conditions defined a priori. Our simulation results show that the above mentioned refractive index distributions trap light in an open orbit manifold, both perennial and temporal, in regards to initial conditions. Moreover, due to their characteristics, these mappings could be advantageous to optical computing and telecommunications, for example, providing an on-demand time delay or optical memories. Furthermore, beyond their practical applications to photonics, these mappings set forth an attractive realm to construct a panoply of celestial mechanics analogies and experiments in the laboratory. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Photonics Laboratory
Citation:
San-Román-Alerigi DP, Slimane AB, Ng TK, Alsunaidi M, Ooi BS (2013) A possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractors. Optics Express 21: 8298. doi:10.1364/OE.21.008298.
Publisher:
The Optical Society
Journal:
Optics Express
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
DOI:
10.1364/OE.21.008298
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1094-4087
Additional Links:
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8298
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Photonics Laboratory; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorSan-Román-Alerigi, Damián P.en
dc.contributor.authorBen Slimane, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorNg, Tien Kheeen
dc.contributor.authorAlsunaidi, Mohammad A.en
dc.contributor.authorOoi, Boon S.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-05T12:30:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-05T12:30:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04en
dc.identifier.citationSan-Román-Alerigi DP, Slimane AB, Ng TK, Alsunaidi M, Ooi BS (2013) A possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractors. Optics Express 21: 8298. doi:10.1364/OE.21.008298.en
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087en
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.21.008298en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/312266en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we report on the feasibility of light confinement in orbital geodesics on stationary, planar, and centro-symmetric refractive index mappings. Constrained to fabrication and [meta]material limitations, the refractive index, n, has been bounded to the range: 0.8 ? n(r) ? 3.5. Mappings are obtained through the inverse problem to the light geodesics equations, considering trappings by generalized orbit conditions defined a priori. Our simulation results show that the above mentioned refractive index distributions trap light in an open orbit manifold, both perennial and temporal, in regards to initial conditions. Moreover, due to their characteristics, these mappings could be advantageous to optical computing and telecommunications, for example, providing an on-demand time delay or optical memories. Furthermore, beyond their practical applications to photonics, these mappings set forth an attractive realm to construct a panoply of celestial mechanics analogies and experiments in the laboratory. © 2013 Optical Society of America.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Optical Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8298en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Optics Expressen
dc.titleA possible approach on optical analogues of gravitational attractorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentPhotonics Laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalOptics Expressen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionKing Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)en
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorBen Slimane, Ahmeden
kaust.authorNg, Tien Kheeen
kaust.authorOoi, Boon S.en
kaust.authorAlsunaidi, Mohammad A.en
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