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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12348–12355

A broadband zone plate lens from transformation optics

Rui Yang, Wenxuan Tang, and Yang Hao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12348-12355 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012348


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Abstract

A zone plate lens utilizing a refractive instead of diffractive approach is presented for broadband operation. By utilizing transformation optics, we compress the conventional hyperbolic lens into a flat one with a few zone plates made of all-dielectric materials. Such a transformed lens maintains the broadband performance of the original lens, thus providing a superior alternative to the diffractive Fresnel element which is inherently narrow band.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2011
Published: June 9, 2011

Citation
Rui Yang, Wenxuan Tang, and Yang Hao, "A broadband zone plate lens from transformation optics," Opt. Express 19, 12348-12355 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12348


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