Special Section on Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications

Designing super-resolution metalenses by the combination of metamaterials and nanoscale plasmonic waveguide couplers

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Changbao Ma, Zhaowei Liu

University of California, San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, La Jolla, California 92093-0407

J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051604 (April 26, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3579159
History: Received November 30, 2010; Accepted March 17, 2011; Published April 26, 2011; Online April 26, 2011
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We recently demonstrated a phase compensated metalens that cannot only achieve super-resolution, but also possesses the Fourier transform capability. The metalens consists of a metamaterial slab and a plasmonic waveguide coupler (PWC). We have now ascertained the requirements for the metamaterial and the detailed design principles for the PWCs. Simulations of metalenses with a new type of PWC geometry have confirmed that the new metalenses also possess super-resolution and the Fourier transform function. The hyperbolic metalens shows an anomalous focus shifting behavior, which may be used to design exotic optical systems with new functionalities.

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Changbao Ma and Zhaowei Liu
"Designing super-resolution metalenses by the combination of metamaterials and nanoscale plasmonic waveguide couplers", J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051604 (April 26, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3579159


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