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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2333–2335

Subwavelength resolution for horizontal and vertical polarization by coupled arrays of oblate nanoellipsoids

Carolina Mateo-Segura, Constantin R. Simovski, George Goussetis, and Sergei Tretyakov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2333-2335 (2009)

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A structure comprising a coupled pair of two-dimensional arrays of oblate plasmonic nanoellipsoids in a dielectric host medium is proposed as a superlens in the optical domain for both horizontal and vertical polarizations. By means of simulations it is demonstrated that a structure formed by silver nanoellipsoids is capable of restoring subwavelength features of the object for both polarizations at distances larger than half wavelength. The bandwidth of subwavelength resolution is in all cases very large (above 13%).

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2009
Published: July 27, 2009

Carolina Mateo-Segura, Constantin R. Simovski, George Goussetis, and Sergei Tretyakov, "Subwavelength resolution for horizontal and vertical polarization by coupled arrays of oblate nanoellipsoids," Opt. Lett. 34, 2333-2335 (2009)

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