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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2311–2313

Broadband converging plano–concave lens

Rui Yang, Zhenya Lei, Lei Chen, Jiawei Zhang, Zhaoxu Wang, and Yongjun Xie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2311-2313 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002311


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Abstract

A plano–concave lens with source-tailored geometric profile and transformational gradient index is proposed for broadband illumination. Such a design, capable of focusing and collimating the electromagnetic fields, fulfils the functionality of a converging lens and can also achieve a steerable beam and multiple beams efficiently. Nonresonant synthesis with a perforated dielectric plate and dielectric rod arrays is demonstrated for the lensing realization, promising a wide operating frequency band in the practical implementation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

Citation
Rui Yang, Zhenya Lei, Lei Chen, Jiawei Zhang, Zhaoxu Wang, and Yongjun Xie, "Broadband converging plano–concave lens," Opt. Lett. 38, 2311-2313 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2311


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