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Optical design of inhomogeneous media to perfectly focus scalar wave fields
Author(s): Pablo Benítez; Juan C. Miñano; Juan C. González
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Paper Abstract

A method to design isotropic inhomogeneous refractive index distribution is presented, in which the scalar wave field solutions propagate exactly on an eikonal function (i.e., remaining constant on the Geometrical Optics wavefronts). This method is applied to the design of "dipole lenses", which perfectly focus a scalar wave field emitted from a point source onto a point absorber, in both two and three dimensions. Also, the Maxwell fish-eye lens in two and three dimensions is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 765222 (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871026
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Pablo Benítez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Juan C. Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Juan C. González, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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