Although cloaks are effective at suppressing the observability of static objects, they can be defeated when in motion. Here we discuss a general technique to cloak the motion of objects from static observers, based on compensating the Doppler shift associated with their motion with frequency conversion sustained by a spatiotemporally modulated cover. The concept is theoretically and numerically demonstrated in a system composed of a planar reflector covered by a spatiotemporally modulated slab. It is shown that, for properly selected modulation frequency, the composite system can appear to an external observer as stationary, even though it is actually moving. This concept may pave the way to the minimization of clutter produced by moving objects as well as to new directions in the science of cloaking.

Ramaccia, D., Sounas Dimitrios, L., Alu', A., Toscano, A., Bilotti, F. (2017). Doppler cloak restores invisibility to objects in relativistic motion. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, 95(7) [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.075113].

Doppler cloak restores invisibility to objects in relativistic motion

RAMACCIA, DAVIDE;ALU', Andrea;TOSCANO, ALESSANDRO;BILOTTI, FILIBERTO
2017-01-01

Abstract

Although cloaks are effective at suppressing the observability of static objects, they can be defeated when in motion. Here we discuss a general technique to cloak the motion of objects from static observers, based on compensating the Doppler shift associated with their motion with frequency conversion sustained by a spatiotemporally modulated cover. The concept is theoretically and numerically demonstrated in a system composed of a planar reflector covered by a spatiotemporally modulated slab. It is shown that, for properly selected modulation frequency, the composite system can appear to an external observer as stationary, even though it is actually moving. This concept may pave the way to the minimization of clutter produced by moving objects as well as to new directions in the science of cloaking.
Ramaccia, D., Sounas Dimitrios, L., Alu', A., Toscano, A., Bilotti, F. (2017). Doppler cloak restores invisibility to objects in relativistic motion. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, 95(7) [10.1103/PhysRevB.95.075113].
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