Breaking Optical diffraction limitation using Optical Hybrid-Super- Hyperlens with Radially Polarized Light

B.H. Cheng, Y.-C. Lan, Din-ping Tsai

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We propose and analyze an innovative device called "Hybrid- Super-Hyperlens". This lens is made of two hyperbolic metamaterials with different signs in their dielectric tensor and different isofrequency dispersion curves. The ability of the proposed lens to break the optical diffraction limit is demonstrated using numerical simulations (with the resolution power of about ?/6). Both a pair of nano-slits and a nano-ring can be imaged and resolved by the proposed lens using the radially polarized light source. Such a lens has great potential applications in photolithography and real-time nanoscale imaging. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14898-14906
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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