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Negative refractive optics
Author(s): Werner Klaus; Yoshihisa Takayama; Makoto Fujino
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Paper Abstract

Negative refractive optics is considered to bring forth new optical functions that have been out of reach for classical optics. Since materials with a negative refractive index are difficult to find or fabricate, the photonic crystal (PhC) is currently deemed the most potential candidate bringing negative refraction into the optical regime without requiring the material's refractive index itself being negative. In this work, we first look at the optical properties of a slab lens and then analyze a common PhC structure with negative refractive behavior with respect to optical transmission, dispersion and wavefront aberration. By taking a PhC slab we determine the geometrical and physical conditions that allow it to provide imaging similar to a lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 61800K (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675882
Show Author Affiliations
Werner Klaus, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Yoshihisa Takayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Makoto Fujino, Topcon Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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