We show that the subwavelength imaging behaviour observed in the magnifying superlens experiment [Smolyaninov et.al., Science, 2006] is due to Dyakonov plasmons. This previously unobserved state gives rise to subdiffraction plasmon beams on resonance.
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(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
Z. Jacob and E. E. Narimanov, "Optical Hyperspace for Plasmons: Dyakonov States in Metamaterials," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IThG3.
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