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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12295–12301

The temporal coherence improvement of the two-dimensional negative-index slab image

Peijun Yao, Wei Li, Songlin Feng, and Xunya Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12295-12301 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012295


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Abstract

In this letter,we investigate the image field of the quasimonochromatic random source in the two-dimensional negative-index slab. The prominent temporal-coherence gain of the image is observed in the numerical simulations even when the frequency-filtering effects are very weak. We find that the signals originating from the source will take the different time—“group” retarded time to reach the image location along the different optical paths. Based on the new physical picture, a simple phenomenological theory is constructed to obtain the image field and demonstrate that the temporal-coherence gain is from different “group” retarded time. The phenomenological theory agrees well with the FDTD simulation and the strict Green’s function method. These results should have important impacts on the study of coherence mechanism and the design of novel devices.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Peijun Yao, Wei Li, Songlin Feng, and Xunya Jiang, "The temporal coherence improvement of the two-dimensional negative-index slab image," Opt. Express 14, 12295-12301 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12295


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