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Superlens breaks optical barrier

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Smith, D
Published in: Physics World
January 1, 2005

A lens developed by physicists that can image nano-scale objects using visible light is discussed. It is found that diffraction restricts the resolution of microscopes and other optical devices to the wavelength of light used. The new superlens can produce a much sharper image than a conventional lens because it is bale to focus the near field components of the transmitted light. The lenses could be used to image structures with a resolution as high as one-quarter the wavelength of the incident light. Superlensing may find applications in industries such as optical lithography or optical storage and will enable manufacturers to fabricate devices on smaller scales.

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Physics World

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0953-8585

Publication Date

January 1, 2005

Volume

18

Issue

8

Start / End Page

23 / 24

Related Subject Headings

  • General Physics
  • 51 Physical sciences
  • 49 Mathematical sciences
  • 02 Physical Sciences
  • 01 Mathematical Sciences
 

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Smith, D. (2005). Superlens breaks optical barrier. Physics World, 18(8), 23–24. https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-7058/18/8/30
Smith, D. “Superlens breaks optical barrier.” Physics World 18, no. 8 (January 1, 2005): 23–24. https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-7058/18/8/30.
Smith D. Superlens breaks optical barrier. Physics World. 2005 Jan 1;18(8):23–4.
Smith, D. “Superlens breaks optical barrier.” Physics World, vol. 18, no. 8, Jan. 2005, pp. 23–24. Scopus, doi:10.1088/2058-7058/18/8/30.
Smith D. Superlens breaks optical barrier. Physics World. 2005 Jan 1;18(8):23–24.

Published In

Physics World

DOI

ISSN

0953-8585

Publication Date

January 1, 2005

Volume

18

Issue

8

Start / End Page

23 / 24

Related Subject Headings

  • General Physics
  • 51 Physical sciences
  • 49 Mathematical sciences
  • 02 Physical Sciences
  • 01 Mathematical Sciences