Achieving invisibility over a finite range of frequencies

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, 13013 Marseille, France.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.53). 05/2008; 16(8):5656-61. DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.005656
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