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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2243–2245

Subwavelength imaging with nonmagnetic anisotropic bilayers

Huikan Liu, Shivanand, and Kevin J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2243-2245 (2009)

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A nonmagnetic compensating bilayer imaging system having two uniaxially anisotropic layers is described. Evanescent fields in vacuum are converted to propagating waves in the bilayer, and one layer compensates the phase progression of the other. In this way, subwavelength imaging performance is possible with substantial flexibility in operating wavelength. Conditions for enhanced resolution and sensitivity to the material parameters are examined with a view to fabrication.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2009
Published: July 14, 2009

Huikan Liu, Shivanand, and Kevin J. Webb, "Subwavelength imaging with nonmagnetic anisotropic bilayers," Opt. Lett. 34, 2243-2245 (2009)

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