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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1869–1871

Approximate Green’s function for a uniaxially anisotropic metamaterial slab, and its application in analyzing a spectrometer

Huikan Liu and Kevin J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1869-1871 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001869


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Abstract

An analytic solution for a magnetic line source imaged through a uniaxially anisotropic slab is derived for electric fields, and example results are supported by finite element simulations. The analytical result provides a convenient means to evaluate the effect of material parameters in applications. We introduce a spectrometer that can be realized by illuminating a slab composed of a Ag/ZnO multilayer stack through a small aperture, and we use this example to evaluate the performance of the analytic model.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2010
Published: May 26, 2010

Citation
Huikan Liu and Kevin J. Webb, "Approximate Green’s function for a uniaxially anisotropic metamaterial slab, and its application in analyzing a spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 35, 1869-1871 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-11-1869


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