Subwavelength resolution with a negative-index metamaterial superlens

Koray Aydin*, Irfan Bulu, Ekmel Ozbay

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Negative-index metamaterials are candidates for imaging objects with sizes smaller than a half-wavelength. The authors report an impedance-matched, low loss negative-index metamaterial superlens that is capable of resolving subwavelength features of a point source with a 0.13λ. resolution, which is the highest resolution achieved by a negative-index metamaterial. By separating two point sources with a distance of λ/8, they were able to detect two distinct peaks on the image plane. They also showed that the metamaterial based structure has a flat lens behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number254102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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