Sub-wavelength Imaging with Composite Metamaterials

Szabó, Zsolt and Kiasat, Yasaman and Li, Er Ping (2014) Sub-wavelength Imaging with Composite Metamaterials. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS, 31 (3). pp. 648-655. ISSN 0740-3224


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After reviewing the requirements, which has to be satisfied by a metamaterial based sub-wavelength imaging systems a thin films lens is reported herein. The material of the lens is a composite of spherical Ag nanoparticles embedded in SiO$_2$ host material. The image of the lens is calculated, by solving the Maxwell equations, with the Transfer Matrix method. The procedure applies Maxwell-Garnet mixing rule and high frequency effective medium theory to calculate the electromagnetic parameters of the composite material. The formula of the composite material, the optimum working frequency and the thicknesses of the layers are determined by minimizing the absolute difference of the field distribution in the source and image planes. The details of the design procedure are presented and optimized configurations obtained under different constrains are discussed. The main advantage of the composite lens is that it can eliminate the hotspots present in the images of metallic superlens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: (160.3918) Metamaterials; (310.6628) Subwavelength structures, nanostructures; (310.6805) Theory and design; (110.2990) Image formation theory.
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC02 Optics / fénytan
Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC04 Electricity. Magnetism. Electromagnetism / villamosság, mágnesesség, elektromágnessesség
Depositing User: Dr. Zsolt Szabó
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2014 16:18
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2014 16:18

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