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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 682–687

Regenerating evanescent waves from a silver superlens

Nicholas Fang, Zhaowei Liu, Ta-Jen Yen, and Xiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 682-687 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000682


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Abstract

We investigated a precursor of superlensing: regenerating evanescent waves by excitation of a surface plasmon. Because the permittivity of a silver slab approaches -1, we experimentally observed a broadening of surface-plasmon bandwidth. Our study identifies a means to access deep subwavelength features by use of a metamaterial superlens.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Citation
Nicholas Fang, Zhaowei Liu, Ta-Jen Yen, and Xiang Zhang, "Regenerating evanescent waves from a silver superlens," Opt. Express 11, 682-687 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-7-682


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