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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7328–7336

Super-thin Mikaelian’s lens of small index as a beam compressor with an extremely high compression ratio

Fei Sun, Yun Gui Ma, Xiaochen Ge, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7328-7336 (2013)

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Based on a focusing Mikaelian’s lens with small refraction index (0<n<<1), an optical device is designed as a super-thin optical beam compressor (e.g., thickness = 3λ0) with an extremely high beam compression ratio (more than 19:1). This device can also be used as a beam collimator or a cylindrical-to-plane wave convertor with a much higher transmissivity than a zero-index metamaterial slab. The output beam shows good directionality in both near field and far field. A metamaterial structure is also designed to realize this device and verify its performance with finite element method (FEM).

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OCIS Codes
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: March 15, 2013

Fei Sun, Yun Gui Ma, Xiaochen Ge, and Sailing He, "Super-thin Mikaelian’s lens of small index as a beam compressor with an extremely high compression ratio," Opt. Express 21, 7328-7336 (2013)

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