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Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens

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Hunt, J; Jang, G; Smith, DR
Published in: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
January 1, 2011

We consider the design and implementation of a two-dimensional metamaterial relay lens, conceptually formed by flattening a Maxwell fisheye lens-a perfect imaging device-through the use of a coordinate transformation. Because Maxwell's equations are form-invariant under coordinate transformations, the specifications for the constitutive parameters of the device are obtained immediately in a procedure that has now become known as transformation optics. To obtain a more favorable implementation of the lens, we seek a quasi-conformal transformation optics transformation that minimizes the required anisotropy, such that the resulting lens can be formed using isotropic, dielectric-only media. We demonstrate a flattened Maxwell lens at microwave frequencies using a nonresonant metamaterial and confirm its focusing and broad bandwidth behavior. Such planar, dielectric-only structures can be readily implemented in infrared and optical waveguides. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

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Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

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ISSN

0740-3224

Publication Date

January 1, 2011

Volume

28

Issue

8

Start / End Page

2025 / 2029

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 5108 Quantum physics
  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4008 Electrical engineering
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
  • 0102 Applied Mathematics
 

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Hunt, J., Jang, G., & Smith, D. R. (2011). Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 28(8), 2025–2029. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002025
Hunt, J., G. Jang, and D. R. Smith. “Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens.” Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics 28, no. 8 (January 1, 2011): 2025–29. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002025.
Hunt J, Jang G, Smith DR. Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 2011 Jan 1;28(8):2025–9.
Hunt, J., et al. “Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens.” Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, vol. 28, no. 8, Jan. 2011, pp. 2025–29. Scopus, doi:10.1364/JOSAB.28.002025.
Hunt J, Jang G, Smith DR. Perfect relay lens at microwave frequencies based on flattening a Maxwell lens. Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 2011 Jan 1;28(8):2025–2029.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics

DOI

ISSN

0740-3224

Publication Date

January 1, 2011

Volume

28

Issue

8

Start / End Page

2025 / 2029

Related Subject Headings

  • Optics
  • 5108 Quantum physics
  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4008 Electrical engineering
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0205 Optical Physics
  • 0102 Applied Mathematics