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Left-handed high energy density waveguides: nano-light propagation and focusing
Author(s): V. Podolskiy; J. Elser; R. Wangberg; E. Narimanov
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Paper Abstract

It has been recently shown that a planar waveguide structure with a strongly anisotropic core can be used as non-magnetic medium with negative refractive index. In such a system, the optical radiation propagating in the plane of the waveguide is effectively confined in deep subwavelength space perpendicular to this plane, leading to the strong enhancement of energy density inside the system. We demonstrate the possibility of using the high energy-density waveguide as a planar lens, present a detailed study of imaging properties of the proposed system, and consider the perspectives of energy confinement beyond the diffraction limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6002, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications II, 600205 (15 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630023
Show Author Affiliations
V. Podolskiy, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
J. Elser, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
R. Wangberg, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
E. Narimanov, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6002:
Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications II
Warren Y.-C. Lai; Leonidas E. Ocola; Stanley Pau, Editor(s)

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