OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 43–45

Engineering space for light via transformation optics

Alexander V. Kildishev and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 43-45 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000043


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (284 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Conceptual studies and numerical simulations are performed for imaging devices that transform a near-field pattern into magnified far-zone images and are based on high-order spatial transformation in cylindrical domains. A lens translating a near-field pattern from an almost circular input boundary onto a magnified far-field image at a flat output boundary is considered. The lens is made of a metamaterial with anisotropic permittivity and permeability both depending on a single “scaling” parameter of the transformation. Open designs of the lens with a truncated body ( 3 4 -body and 1 4 -body lenses) are suggested and analyzed. It is shown that the ideal full lens and the 3 4 -body lens produce identical images. Numerical simulations of 1 4 -body designs indicate that further truncation of the lens could limit its performance. A light concentrator “focusing” far-zone fields into a nanometer-scale area is also considered.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2007
Published: December 18, 2007

Citation
Alexander V. Kildishev and Vladimir M. Shalaev, "Engineering space for light via transformation optics," Opt. Lett. 33, 43-45 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-1-43

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited