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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22380–22385

Imaging visible light using anisotropic metamaterial slab lens

Jie Yao, Kun-Tong Tsai, Yuan Wang, Zhaowei Liu, Guy Bartal, Yuh-Lin Wang, and Xiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22380-22385 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022380


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Abstract

It has been shown that an anisotropic metamaterial made of nanowire array can realize negative refraction of light even without a negative phase index of refraction. Such non-resonant bulk material can be fabricated by bottom-up electrochemical method. Using this material, we were able to achieve lensing action with micron-thick slab and demonstrate imaging of a slit object. The details of the focused light beam in 3-dimensional space have been mapped with near field scanning optical microscope (NSOM).

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: November 23, 2009

Citation
Jie Yao, Kun-Tong Tsai, Yuan Wang, Zhaowei Liu, Guy Bartal, Yuh-Lin Wang, and Xiang Zhang, "Imaging visible light using anisotropic metamaterial slab lens," Opt. Express 17, 22380-22385 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22380


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