Volume 85, Number 2, January 2009
Article Number 24004
Number of page(s) 4
Section Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics
Published online 02 February 2009
EPL, 85 (2009) 24004
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/24004

Transformation media for linear liquid surface waves

Huanyang Chen1, Jiong Yang2, Jian Zi2 and C. T. Chan1

1   Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
2   Surface Physics Laboratory (National Key Lab), Fudan University - Shanghai 200433, PRC

received 6 November 2008; accepted in final form 23 December 2008; published January 2009
published online 2 February 2009

We extend the transformation media concept to the linear liquid surface waves. A mapping is introduced to generate an anisotropic depth parameter that corresponds to the anisotropic permittivity tensor in electromagnetic waves. A device that can rotate the liquid wave front is introduced, which is an analog of the metamaterial electromagnetic wave field rotator. The structure is based on a layered design. Simulation results are compared with experimental measurements.

47.35.-i - Hydrodynamic waves.
04.30.Nk - Wave propagation and interactions.
92.05.Jn - Ocean energy extraction.

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