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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7650–7663

Perfect focusing of scalar wave fields in three dimensions

Pablo Benítez, Juan C. Miñano, and Juan C. González  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7650-7663 (2010)

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A method to design isotropic inhomogeneous refractive index distribution is presented, in which the scalar wave field solutions propagate exactly on an eikonal function (i.e., remaining constant on the Geometrical Optics wavefronts). This method is applied to the design of “dipole lenses”, which perfectly focus a scalar wave field emitted from a point source onto a point absorber, in both two and three dimensions. Also, the Maxwell fish-eye lens in two and three dimensions is analysed.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2010
Published: March 29, 2010

Pablo Benítez, Juan C. Miñano, and Juan C. González, "Perfect focusing of scalar wave fields in three dimensions," Opt. Express 18, 7650-7663 (2010)

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