Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulationsDepartmental Papers (ESE)
AbstractHere we suggest and explore theoretically an idea for a far-field scanless optical microscopy with a subdiffraction resolution. We exploit the special dispersion characteristics of an anisotropic metamaterial crystal that is obliquely cut at its output plane, or has a curved output surface, in order to map the input field distribution onto the crystal’s output surface with a compressed angular spectrum, resulting in a "magnified" image. This can provide a far-field imaging system with a resolution beyond the diffraction limits while no scanning is needed.
Document TypeJournal Article
Date of this Version8-1-2006
Citation InformationAlessandro Salandrino and Nader Engheta. "Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulations" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nader_engheta/35/