In image transfer, one aims to reproduce at an image plane the field distribution of the field at the source plane. We consider a near-field image transfer scheme where an image with subwavelength resolution can be transferred to a metal–dielectric interface. In this scheme, the presence of a surface plasmon polariton provides a large wave vector range where the transfer function is flat, thus enabling the image transfer with subwavelength resolution.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Optics at Surfaces
Original Manuscript: October 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011
Varat Intaraprasonk, Zongfu Yu, and Shanhui Fan, "Image transfer with subwavelength resolution to metal–dielectric interface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1335-1338 (2011)