Optical hybrid-superlens hyperlens for superresolution imaging

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

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This study proposes an innovative device called 'Hybrid-Superlens Hyperlens' with superresolution imaging ability and confirms it by using simulation. This device consists of two multilayered metal-dielectric anisotropic metamaterials: the upper planar superlens and the lower cylindrical hyperlens with different signs in their dielectric tensors and different isofrequency dispersion curves. In our simulation, 100-nm center-to-center resolution is obtained by using an incident wavelength of 405 nm, which is smaller than the optical diffraction limit. © 1995-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6399512
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anisotropic media
  • artificial materials
  • electromagnetic propagation in anisotropic media
  • image resolution
  • metal-insulator structures
  • microscopy
  • optical imaging
  • plasmons
  • surface waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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