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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 755–760

Perfect cylindrical lenses

J. B. Pendry  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 755-760 (2003)

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A slab of negatively refracting material is known to focus light and if n=-1 the focussing will be perfect, producing an image which is an exact replica of the object. Magnifying the image requires a new design concept in which the surface of the negatively refracting lens is curved. Here we show how a hollow cylinder of material can be designed to magnify an image but otherwise with the same perfection as the original lens. Curvature requires that ε and µ are now a function of position.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

J. Pendry, "Perfect cylindrical lenses," Opt. Express 11, 755-760 (2003)

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