Author(s): Smigaj W, Gralak B, Pierre R, Tayeb G
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Abstract A dielectric structure with effective permittivity and permeability close to -1 operating for propagative waves at optical wavelengths is proposed. This structure is a two-dimensional photonic crystal with refractive index -1, coated by appropriate antireflection gratings. Numerical simulations involving a flat lens made of this optimized crystal illustrate the improvements that antireflection gratings can bring. In particular, following Veselago's proposition, this lens "can focus at a point the radiation from a point source" with negligible reflection losses. The proposed design takes into account the fabrication requirements and can be used for optical devices integrated in planar waveguides.
This article was published in Opt Lett
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology