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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8094–8105

Design of oblate cylindrical perfect lens using coordinate transformation

Wei Wang, Lan Lin, Xuefeng Yang, Jianhua Cui, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8094-8105 (2008)

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A circular cylindrical and an oblate cylindrical perfect lens are designed by using coordinate transformation theory. Theoretical analyses are performed to give an insight into the variant angular magnification in the oblate cylindrical perfect lens. We further take advantage of the oblate cylindrical coordinate system to make the object surface flat for future practical imaging and lithography applications. We also for the first time make systematical simulations of various kinds of perfect lens, including numerical confirmation of Mankei Tsang’s statement about the magnification of the planar perfect lens and the imaging and magnifying performance beyond the diffraction limit of our designed perfect lens. All the calculated results agree well with our mathematical derivations, thus verifying the coordinate transformation method in designing perfect lenses.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2008
Published: May 20, 2008

Wei Wang, Lan Lin, Xuefeng Yang, Jianhua Cui, Chunlei Du, and Xiangang Luo, "Design of oblate cylindrical perfect lens using coordinate transformation," Opt. Express 16, 8094-8105 (2008)

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