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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 11787–11795

Multi-wavelength superlensing with layered phonon-resonant dielectrics

Peining Li and Thomas Taubner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 11787-11795 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011787


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Abstract

We theoretically propose a multilayered polar-dielectric superlens system capable of sub-diffraction limited imaging simultaneously at different wavelengths. Our theory and simulation results show that this multilayered lens can fulfill a superlensing condition at multiple different wavelengths due to phonon resonances of polar dielectrics, and the number of superlensing wavelengths of the lens can be easily tuned by controlling the number of polar dielectrics. Ideally, by suitably choosing polar dielectrics, our lens can cover wavelengths ranging from infrared to THz frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012

Citation
Peining Li and Thomas Taubner, "Multi-wavelength superlensing with layered phonon-resonant dielectrics," Opt. Express 20, 11787-11795 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-11-11787


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