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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3903–3912

Pyramid-shaped hyperlenses for three-dimensional subdiffraction optical imaging

Lin Chen and Guo Ping Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3903-3912 (2009)

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Based on the hyperbolic dispersion relation for a strongly anisotropic medium, we propose a kind of pyramid-shaped hyperlenses (PSHLs) consisting of multilayer of planar silver and dielectric films for three-dimensional (3D) subdiffraction imaging at optical wavelengths. Numerical simulations by using the finite difference time domain method demonstrate that the PSHLs can resolve eight point sources with nanoscale separations distributed in 3D domain (with different hexahedron structures). Our results imply the potential applications of the hyperlens in real-time biomolecular imaging, nanolithography, and sensing.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2009
Published: February 27, 2009

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Lin Chen and Guo Ping Wang, "Pyramid-shaped hyperlenses for three-dimensional subdiffraction optical imaging," Opt. Express 17, 3903-3912 (2009)

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