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Introduction

  • Xiangang LuoEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Catenary optics is a newly emerging branch in optics and nanophotonics, which focuses on the applications of catenary functions in optical and electromagnetic devices. In a more general sense, it may be called catenary electromagnetics to highlight the electromagnetic nature of light. This book is devoted to the physics and applications of catenary optics and catenary electromagnetics. Section 1.1 gives a brief description of the developing history of catenary optics. Section 1.2 describes typical examples which illustrate the universal relation between catenary and optics. Section 1.3 discusses some common misconceptions related to catenary function. Section 1.4 is an overview of this book.

Keywords

Catenary electromagnetics Catenary optical fields Catenary dispersion Catenary metasurface 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Optical Technologies on Nano-fabrication and Micro-engineering, Institute of Optics and ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina

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