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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 16809–16820

Subwavelength image manipulation through an oblique layered system

Jin Wang, Hui Yuan Dong, Kin Hung Fung, Tie Jun Cui, and Nicholas X. Fang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 16809-16820 (2011)

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We show in this work an oblique layered system that is capable of manipulating two dimensional subwavelength images. Through properly designed planar layered system, we demonstrate analytically that lateral image shift could be achieved with subwavelength resolution, due to the asymmetry of the dispersion curve of constant frequency. Further, image rotation with arbitrary angle, as well as image magnification could be generated through a concentric geometry of the alternating layered system. In addition, we verify the image mechanism using full wave electromagnetic (EM) simulations. Utilizing the proposed layered system, optical image of an object with subwavelength features can be projected allowing for further optical processing of the image by conventional optics.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

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Jin Wang, Hui Yuan Dong, Kin Hung Fung, Tie Jun Cui, and Nicholas X. Fang, "Subwavelength image manipulation through an oblique layered system," Opt. Express 19, 16809-16820 (2011)

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