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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1706–1713

Planar, flattened Luneburg lens at infrared wavelengths

John Hunt, Talmage Tyler, Sulochana Dhar, Yu-Ju Tsai, Patrick Bowen, Stéphane Larouche, Nan M. Jokerst, and David R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1706-1713 (2012)

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Employing artificially structured metamaterials provides a means of circumventing the limits of conventional optical materials. Here, we use transformation optics (TO) combined with nanolithography to produce a planar Luneburg lens with a flat focal surface that operates at telecommunication wavelengths. Whereas previous infrared TO devices have been transformations of free-space, here we implement a transformation of an existing optical element to create a new device with the same optical characteristics but a user-defined geometry.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2011
Published: January 11, 2012

John Hunt, Talmage Tyler, Sulochana Dhar, Yu-Ju Tsai, Patrick Bowen, Stéphane Larouche, Nan M. Jokerst, and David R. Smith, "Planar, flattened Luneburg lens at infrared wavelengths," Opt. Express 20, 1706-1713 (2012)

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