Long-distance transfer and routing of static magnetic fields

C. Navau, J. Prat-Camps, O. Romero-Isart, J. I. Cirac, A. Sanchez

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We show how the static magnetic field of a finite source can be transferred and routed to arbitrary long distances. This is achieved by using transformation optics, which results in a device made of a material with a highly anisotropic magnetic permeability. We show that a simplified version of the device, made by a superconducting-ferromagnet hybrid, also leads to an excellent transfer of the magnetic field. The latter is demonstrated with a proof-of-principle experiment where a ferromagnet tube coated with a superconductor improves the transfer of static magnetic fields with respect to conventional methods by a 400% factor over distances of 14 cm. © 2014 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number253901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2014


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