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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 490–497

Far-field imaging by the Veselago lens made of a photonic crystal

Chengyu Li, J. M. Holt, and A. L. Efros  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 490-497 (2006)

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A detailed study of evanescent waves in a two-dimensional photonic crystal known to be a left-handed medium for propagating modes is presented. We have not found universal amplification of the evanescent modes, connected with negative μ and ϵ of the bulk photonic crystal. An analytical expression for the intensity distribution near the far-field focus is obtained using diffraction theory. This distribution contains some novel features and establishes a new diffraction limit for flat lenses. The distribution is generalized for multiple sources located at different points and is in very good agreement with computer simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics

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Original Manuscript: June 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2005

Chengyu Li, J. M. Holt, and A. L. Efros, "Far-field imaging by the Veselago lens made of a photonic crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 490-497 (2006)

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