The influence of loss in a negative refractive index slab is described using a plane wave expansion. Sensitivity of the decaying fields to small loss has an adverse impact on resolution.
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(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
K. J. Webb, M. Yang, D. W. Ward, and K. A. Nelson, "Resolution Limits of a Negative Refractive Index Lens," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThC6.
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