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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1204–1206

Perfect corner reflector

Sébastien Guenneau, Boris Gralak, and J. B. Pendry  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1204-1206 (2005)

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We numerically investigate the electromagnetic field radiated by a line source within a perfect lens [Phys. Rev. Lett.85, 3966 (2000)] consisting of two orthogonal planes delimiting positive and negative index media. Use of a coordinate transformation [J. Phys. Condens Matter 15, 6345 (2003)] together with a well-adapted transfer-matrix method permits rigorous calculation of the vector field. We find that two negative corners combine to make a cavity that traps light along closed trajectories. Finally, we numerically show that the field presents some spatial oscillations with a period that is proportional to absorption sigma inside the negative materials as 1/ln sigma and that it is associated with an infinite density of states when sigma tends toward 0.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Sébastien Guenneau, Boris Gralak, and J. B. Pendry, "Perfect corner reflector," Opt. Lett. 30, 1204-1206 (2005)

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