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Image reconstruction using a photonic crystal based flat lens operating at 1.55 μm

Maxence Hofman, Didier Lippens, and Olivier Vanbésien  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 30, pp. 5806-5813 (2010)

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We used an optimized photonic crystal based flat lens for target detection and image reconstruction of micrometer sized objects for an operating wavelength of 1.55 μm . Using numerical retrieval procedures inspired from tomography, the ability to detect subwavelength sized targets and to image metallic objects of complex shapes is shown. The relation between the reconstructed image quality and lens resolution is investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2010
Published: October 15, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Maxence Hofman, Didier Lippens, and Olivier Vanbésien, "Image reconstruction using a photonic crystal based flat lens operating at 1.55μm," Appl. Opt. 49, 5806-5813 (2010)

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