Analogue holographic correspondence in optical metamaterials
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Received: 18 December 2014
Accepted: 14 March 2015
We assess the prospects of using metamaterials for simulating various aspects of analogue gravity and holographic correspondence. Albeit requiring a careful engineering of the dielectric media, some hallmark features reminiscent of the hypothetical “generalized holographic conjecture” can be detected by measuring non-local optical field correlations. The possibility of such simulated behavior might also shed light on the true origin of those ostensibly holographic phenomena in the condensed-matter systems with emergent effective metrics which may not, in fact, require any reference to the string-theoretical holography.
PACS: 11.25.Tq – Gauge/string duality / 42.70.-a – Optical materials
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