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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 12, 2006

Enhanced near-field resolution in midinfrared using metamaterials

Dmitriy Korobkin, Yaroslav Urzhumov, and Gennady Shvets  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 468-478 (2006)

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We demonstrate that a negative-permittivity material (silicon carbide) sandwiched between two layers of positive-permittivity material (silicon oxide) can be used for enhancement of the resolution of near-field imaging via the superlensing effect. The resulting three-layer metamaterial is also shown to exhibit an enhanced transmission when its effective dielectric permittivity matches that of the vacuum. Experimental far-field diagnostics of the superlensing based on measuring transmission coefficients through the metal-coated superlens is implemented using Fourier-transformed infrared microscopy. Superlensing is shown to be a highly resonant phenomenon manifested in a narrow frequency range.

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(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: July 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Dmitriy Korobkin, Yaroslav Urzhumov, and Gennady Shvets, "Enhanced near-field resolution in midinfrared using metamaterials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 468-478 (2006)

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