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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15886–15891

Development of optical hyperlens for imaging below the diffraction limit

Hyesog Lee, Zhaowei Liu, Yi Xiong, Cheng Sun, and Xiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15886-15891 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.015886


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Abstract

We report here the design, fabrication and characterization of optical hyperlens that can image sub-diffraction-limited objects in the far field. The hyperlens is based on an artificial anisotropic metamaterial with carefully designed hyperbolic dispersion. We successfully designed and fabricated such a metamaterial hyperlens composed of curved silver/alumina multilayers. Experimental results demonstrate far-field imaging with resolution down to 125nm at 365nm working wavelength which is below the diffraction limit.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Citation
Hyesog Lee, Zhaowei Liu, Yi Xiong, Cheng Sun, and Xiang Zhang, "Development of optical hyperlens for imaging below the diffraction limit," Opt. Express 15, 15886-15891 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-15886


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