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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8711–8719

Aberration reduction and unique light focusing in a photonic crystal negative refractive lens

Tomohiko Asatsuma and Toshihiko Baba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8711-8719 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008711


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Abstract

Light focusing characteristics of a negative refractive lens fabricated out of a silicon-on-insulator photonic crystal (PC) slab are investigated theoretically and experimentally. It focuses in the near infrared, but the focal spot is degraded by a lens aberration. To reduce the aberration, we designed a composite PC that gives rise to a narrower focal spot. In addition, two unique functions of this lens are demonstrated: refocusing outside of the PC and parallel focusing, enabling image transfer and real image formation, respectively. These results prove the feasibility of an in-plane free space optical network based on negative refraction.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: May 29, 2008

Citation
Tomohiko Asatsuma and Toshihiko Baba, "Aberration reduction and unique light focusing in a photonic crystal negative refractive lens," Opt. Express 16, 8711-8719 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8711


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