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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3802–3804

Enhanced twinkling in left-handed media

P. C. Ingrey, K. I. Hopcraft, and E. Jakeman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3802-3804 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003802


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Abstract

A slab of left-handed material (LHM) with refractive index 1 forms a perfect lens that retains subwavelength information about a source or object. Such lenses are highly susceptible to perturbations affecting their performance. It is shown that illuminating a roughened interface between air and an LHM produces a regime for enhanced focusing of light close to the boundary. This generates caustics that are brighter, fluctuate more, and cause Gaussian speckle at distances closer to the interface than in right-handed matter. These effects present fresh challenges for perfecting the perfect lens.

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OCIS Codes
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2010
Published: November 9, 2010

Citation
P. C. Ingrey, K. I. Hopcraft, and E. Jakeman, "Enhanced twinkling in left-handed media," Opt. Lett. 35, 3802-3804 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-22-3802


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