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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13915–13922

Achromatic lens based on a nanowire material with anomalous dispersion

João T. Costa and Mário G. Silveirinha  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13915-13922 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.013915


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Abstract

Achromatic doublets made of materials with normal dispersion have been used for decades to minimize the effects of chromatic aberrations inherent to single-glass optical lenses. Here, we propose a fundamentally different solution to correct the chromatic aberrations based on a nanowire metamaterial with low loss broadband anomalous dispersion in the visible domain. It is theoretically and numerically shown that the proposed metamaterial lens practically eliminates the chromatic aberrations for all the colors of light, and may be an interesting alternative to conventional achromatic doublets.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2012
Published: June 7, 2012

Citation
João T. Costa and Mário G. Silveirinha, "Achromatic lens based on a nanowire material with anomalous dispersion," Opt. Express 20, 13915-13922 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-13915


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