Problem 17: Invisibility

Lenticular lenses can be used to distort light and make objects disappear. Investigate how changing the properties of the lens and the geometry of the object affect the extent to which the object can be detected.

I. Phenomenon Demonstration

II. Books, Encyclopedia, Discussion and Forum Posts

III. Research Papers

  • Banerjee, D., Ji, C., Iizuka, H., 2016. Invisibility cloak with image projection capability. Scientific Reports 6, 38965.. doi:10.1038/srep38965
  • Lee, K.-T., Ji, C., Iizuka, H., Banerjee, D., 2021. Optical cloaking and invisibility: From fiction toward a technological reality. Journal of Applied Physics 129, 231101.. doi:10.1063/5.0048846
  • R. Barry Johnson, Gary A. Jacobsen, “Advances in lenticular lens arrays for visual display,” Proc. SPIE 5874, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VI, 587406 (25 August 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618082
  • Yia-Chung Chang, Li-Chuan Tang, and Chun-Yi Yin, “Efficient simulation of intensity profile of light through subpixel-matched lenticular lens array for two- and four-view auto-stereoscopic liquid-crystal display,” Appl. Opt. 52, A356-A359 (2013)
  • Zheng, B., Zhu, R., Jing, L., Yang, Y., Shen, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z., Zhang, X., Liu, X., Li, E., Chen, H., Adv. Sci. 2018, 5, 1800056. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201800056