Planar, flattened Luneburg lens at infrared wavelengths.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Employing artificially structured metamaterials provides a means of circumventing the limits of conventional optical materials. Here, we use transformation optics (TO) combined with nanolithography to produce a planar Luneburg lens with a flat focal surface that operates at telecommunication wavelengths. Whereas previous infrared TO devices have been transformations of free-space, here we implement a transformation of an existing optical element to create a new device with the same optical characteristics but a user-defined geometry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hunt, J; Tyler, T; Dhar, S; Tsai, Y-J; Bowen, P; Larouche, S; Jokerst, NM; Smith, DR

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1706 - 1713

PubMed ID

  • 22274513

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.20.001706


  • eng