Development of optical hyperlens for imaging below the diffraction limit

Hyesog Lee, Zhaowei Liu, Yi Xiong, Cheng Sun, Xiang Zhang*

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We report here the design, fabrication and characterization of optical hyperlens that can image sub-diffraction-limited objects in the far field. The hyperlens is based on an artificial anisotropic metamaterial with carefully designed hyperbolic dispersion. We successfully designed and fabricated such a metamaterial hyperlens composed of curved silver/alumina multilayers. Experimental results demonstrate far-field imaging with resolution down to 125nm at 365nm working wavelength which is below the diffraction limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15886-15891
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
StatePublished - Nov 26 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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