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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 7 — Aug. 1, 2013

Breaking Optical diffraction limitation using Optical Hybrid-Super-Hyperlens with Radially Polarized Light

Bo Han Cheng, Yung-Chiang Lan, and Din Ping Tsai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14898-14906 (2013)

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We propose and analyze an innovative device called “Hybrid-Super-Hyperlens”. This lens is made of two hyperbolic metamaterials with different signs in their dielectric tensor and different isofrequency dispersion curves. The ability of the proposed lens to break the optical diffraction limit is demonstrated using numerical simulations (with the resolution power of about λ/6). Both a pair of nano-slits and a nano-ring can be imaged and resolved by the proposed lens using the radially polarized light source. Such a lens has great potential applications in photolithography and real-time nanoscale imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: February 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Hyperbolic Metamaterials (2013) Optics Express

Bo Han Cheng, Yung-Chiang Lan, and Din Ping Tsai, "Breaking Optical diffraction limitation using Optical Hybrid-Super-Hyperlens with Radially Polarized Light," Opt. Express 21, 14898-14906 (2013)

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