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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 709–715

Metamaterial endoscope for magnetic field transfer: near field imaging with magnetic wires

M. C. K. Wiltshire, J. V. Hajnal, J. B. Pendry, D. J. Edwards, and C. J. Stevens  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 709-715 (2003)

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We report on the development and use of a highly anisotropic magnetic metamaterial for near-field imaging. The material consists of an array of Swiss Roll structures, resonant near 21.3 MHz, with a peak value of relative permeability ~35. At this peak, the material transfers an input magnetic field pattern to the output face without loss of intensity and with a spatial resolution equal to the roll diameter. It behaves as a near-field imaging device consisting of a bundle of magnetic wires.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Michael Wiltshire, J. Hajnal, J. Pendry, D. Edwards, and C. Stevens, "Metamaterial endoscope for magnetic field transfer: near field imaging with magnetic wires," Opt. Express 11, 709-715 (2003)

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