Focusing of electromagnetic waves by a left-handed metamaterial flat lens

Koray Aydin*, Irfan Bulu, Ekmel Ozbay

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We present here the experimental results from research conducted on negative refraction and focusing by a two-dimensional (2D) left-handed metamaterial (LHM) slab. By measuring the refracted electromagnetic (EM) waves from a LHM slab, we find an effective refractive index of -1.86. A 2D scanning transmission measurement technique is used to measure the intensity distribution of the EM waves that radiate from the point source. The flat lens behavior of a 2D LHM slab is demonstrated for two different point source distances of d s = 0.5λ, and λ. The full widths at half maximum of the focused beams are 0.36λ, and 0.4λ, respectively, which are both below the diffraction limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8753-8759
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 31 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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