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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20634–20641

Modeling and designing metallic superlens with metallic objects

Guillaume Tremblay and Yunlong Sheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20634-20641 (2011)

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When the metallic near-field superlens is to image a planar object, which is itself metallic, such as that in the near-field lithography applications, the object nanometer features will act as the Hertzian dipole sources and launch homogeneous and evanescent waves. The imaging system can be modeled as a dielectric Fabry-Perot cavity with the two surface plasmon resonant mirrors. We show the expressions of the transfer function and optimize the imaging system configuration using the genetic algorithm. The effectiveness of the design is confirmed by the image intensity profile computed with the numerical finite difference in time domain method.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: October 3, 2011

Guillaume Tremblay and Yunlong Sheng, "Modeling and designing metallic superlens with metallic objects," Opt. Express 19, 20634-20641 (2011)

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