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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 16154–16159

Focussing light through a stack of toroidal channels in PMMA

Tieh-Ming Chang, Sebastien Guenneau, Jérôme Hazart, and Stefan Enoch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16154-16159 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.016154


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Abstract

We propose a transformational design of an axi-symmetric gradient lens for electromagnetic waves. We show that a metamaterial consisting of toroidal air channels of diameters ranging from 23 nm to 190 nm in a matrix of Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) allows for a focussing effect of light over a large bandwidth i.e. [600 – 1000] nm. We finally propose a simplified design of lens allowing for a two-photon lithography implementation.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(050.2065) Diffraction and gratings : Effective medium theory

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2011
Published: August 9, 2011

Citation
Tieh-Ming Chang, Sebastien Guenneau, Jérôme Hazart, and Stefan Enoch, "Focussing light through a stack of toroidal channels in PMMA," Opt. Express 19, 16154-16159 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-16154


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