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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 343–345

Resonance cone formation in a curved cylindrically anisotropic metamaterial film

Huikan Liu and Kevin J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 343-345 (2011)

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Resonance cones, the regions where major power and high-intensity fields are concentrated, form with cylindrically anisotropic media when the permittivity tensor elements have opposite signs. The resonance cones inside a circular layer of cylindrically anisotropic material is shown to experience multiple internal reflections from the layer boundaries. We introduce a spectrometer class by exploiting the dispersive properties of a metal-insulator stack metamaterial. The cones can exhibit negative refraction at the interface of two such circular layers, leading to a far-field bilayer subwavelength imaging system with more flexibility in the material parameter and operating wavelength spaces.

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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

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Original Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2010
Published: January 25, 2011

Huikan Liu and Kevin J. Webb, "Resonance cone formation in a curved cylindrically anisotropic metamaterial film," Opt. Lett. 36, 343-345 (2011)

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