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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: A45–A51

Image inversion and magnification by negative index prisms

Qi Wu, Ethan Schonbrun, and Wounjhang Park  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. A45-A51 (2007)

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A Dove prism and an anamorphic prism pair are investigated in negative index imaging systems. An equilateral triangular prism with refractive index of 1 operates as a negative index Dove prism that inverts as well as images the incident field. A negative index anamorphic prism pair acts as a negative index imaging system with magnification. The relationship between achievable magnification and aberrations is discussed. Both prism systems can be implemented by using negative index photonic crystals, and their performance is demonstrated numerically by the finite-difference time-domain method. These negative index prism structures enhance the functionalities of negative index flat lenses and broaden the applications of negative index materials.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2007
Published: September 19, 2007

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Qi Wu, Ethan Schonbrun, and Wounjhang Park, "Image inversion and magnification by negative index prisms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, A45-A51 (2007)

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