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Fourier analysis of metallic near-field superlens
Author(s): Yunlong Sheng; Guillaume Tremblay; Yann Gravel
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Paper Abstract

In the application to nanometre resolution lithography of the metallic near-field superlens, the image quality becomes a critical issue. Fundamental Fourier optics is applied to analyze the image system. The transfer function is computed with the transfer matrix method, the Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP) resonance and the SPP waveguide theory. However, as the scattering of the object nano-structure involving the solution of the Maxwell's equations, so that the object function is in general unknown, and the impulse response is less likely useful for computing the image. Especially, metal object may induce the electrical dipoles, which launch the SPP and act as sources of radiation. The superlens may be optimized based on the transfer function using the long-range SPP mode cut-off technique, the genetic algorithm and other techniques in order to improve significantly the image quality. Design examples are presented, and confirmed by the real image computed with numerical simulation using the FDTD method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8197, 2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Modern Optoelectronic Instruments, 81970B (5 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.916667
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Yunlong Sheng, COPL, Univ. of Laval (Canada)
Guillaume Tremblay, COPL, Univ. of Laval (Canada)
Yann Gravel, COPL, Univ. of Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8197:
2011 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Systems and Modern Optoelectronic Instruments
Yongtian Wang; Yunlong Sheng; Han-Ping Shieh; Kimio Tatsuno, Editor(s)

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