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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2335–2345

Two-dimensional inside-out Eaton Lens: Design technique and TM-polarized wave properties

Yong Zeng and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2335-2345 (2012)

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In this paper we perform a theoretical and numerical study of two-dimensional inside-out Eaton lenses under transverse-magnetic-polarized excitation. We present one example design and test its performance by utilizing full-wave Maxwell solvers. With the help of the WKB approximation, we further investigate the finite-wavelength effect analytically and demonstrate one necessary condition for perfect imaging at the level of wave optics, i.e. imaging with unlimited resolution, by the lens.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2012
Published: January 18, 2012

Yong Zeng and Douglas H. Werner, "Two-dimensional inside-out Eaton Lens: Design technique and TM-polarized wave properties," Opt. Express 20, 2335-2345 (2012)

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