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Imaging properties of the Gabor super-lens
Author(s): Christian Hembd-Soellner; Richard F. Stevens; Michael C. Hutley
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Paper Abstract

In 1940 Gabor described an optical system consisting of a pair of arrays of microlenses. The arrays were separated by the sum of their focal lengths and there was a small difference between the periods of the two arrays. The overall effect was to perform a function similar to that of a lens with dimensions much larger than the microlenses in the arrays. Images formed by this system exhibit unusual properties and appear not to obey the normal rules of optics, for example, the magnification is not necessarily equal to the ratio of image to object distances. Gabor assigned the term `superlens' to the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354936
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Christian Hembd-Soellner, National Physical Lab. (Germany)
Richard F. Stevens, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Michael C. Hutley, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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