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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4786–4788

Lens equation for flat lenses made with hyperbolic metamaterials

Jessica Bénédicto, Emmanuel Centeno, and Antoine Moreau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4786-4788 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004786


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Abstract

This study aims to give a general theory that enables the design of flat lenses based on hyperbolic metamaterials. We derive a lens equation that is demonstrated to involve the curvature of the dispersion relation. Guided by this theory, hyperbolic lenses of focal length ranging from zero to a few wavelength are simulated. High transmission efficiency is also obtained by reducing the amount of metal compared to the dielectric material.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Citation
Jessica Bénédicto, Emmanuel Centeno, and Antoine Moreau, "Lens equation for flat lenses made with hyperbolic metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 37, 4786-4788 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4786


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