We derive a fundamental limit for the performance of 2-D optical components in terms of size, permittivity, and noise level. We apply it to establish a bound on the number of demultiplexing channels of superprisms.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation
R. Piestun and M. de Sterke, "Fundamental Limits for 2-D Optical Components," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThW3.
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