The coordinate transformation technique is applied to the design of perfect lenses and superlenses. In particular, anisotropic metamaterials that magnify two-dimensional planar images beyond the diffraction limit are designed by the use of oblate spheroidal coordinates. The oblate spheroidal perfect lens or superlens can naturally be used in reverse for lithography of planar subwavelength patterns.
Physical Review B
- Pub Date:
- January 2008
- Optical properties of bulk materials and thin films;
- Optical properties of specific thin films;
- Physics - Optics
- 8 pages, 8 figures, v2: submitted, v3: accepted by Physical Review B