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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1292–1300

Non-near-field focus and imaging of an unpolarized electromagnetic wave through high-symmetry quasicrystals

Xiangdong Zhang, Zhiyuan Li, Bingying Cheng, and Dao-Zhong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1292-1300 (2007)

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The focus behaviors of electromagnetic wave through two-dimensional (2D) high-symmetry photonic quasicrystals (PQCs) have been investigated by using exact multi-scattering numerical simulation. We have found that the high-symmetry PQC flat lenses possess universal feature for non-near-field focus of two kinds of polarized waves. That is to say, the non-near-field focus for two kinds of polarized waves can be realized by using these flat lenses, which are consisting of 12-fold, 10-fold and 8-fold 2D PQCs with the same structures and parameters. Such a superior feature originates from higher rotational symmetry and negative refraction in the PQCs. Thus, potential applications of such a phenomenon to optical devices can be anticipated.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Xiangdong Zhang, Zhiyuan Li, Bingying Cheng, and Dao-Zhong Zhang, "Non-near-field focus and imaging of an unpolarized electromagnetic wave through high-symmetry quasicrystals," Opt. Express 15, 1292-1300 (2007)

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