Abstract

A structure comprising a coupled pair of two-dimensional arrays of oblate plasmonic nanoellipsoids in a dielectric host medium is proposed as a superlens in the optical domain for both horizontal and vertical polarizations. By means of simulations it is demonstrated that a structure formed by silver nanoellipsoids is capable of restoring subwavelength features of the object for both polarizations at distances larger than half wavelength. The bandwidth of subwavelength resolution is in all cases very large (above 13%).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. Ramakrishna, S.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Alitalo, P.

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[CrossRef]

Baena, J. D.

J. D. Baena, L. Jelinek, and R. Marques, New J. Phys. 7, 166 (2005).
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Christy, R. W.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Freire, M. J.

F. Mesa, M. J. Freire, R. Marques, and J. D. Baena, Phys. Rev. B 72, 235117 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fu, L.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

García, N.

N. García and M. Nieto Vesperinas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207403 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Giessen, H.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Guo, H.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jelinek, L.

J. D. Baena, L. Jelinek, and R. Marques, New J. Phys. 7, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, P. B.

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Kaiser, S.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, N.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marques, R.

F. Mesa, M. J. Freire, R. Marques, and J. D. Baena, Phys. Rev. B 72, 235117 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Baena, L. Jelinek, and R. Marques, New J. Phys. 7, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Marques and J. D. Baena, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 41, 290 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Maslovski, S.

S. Maslovski, S. Tretyakov, and P. Alitalo, J. Appl. Phys. 96, 1293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mesa, F.

F. Mesa, M. J. Freire, R. Marques, and J. D. Baena, Phys. Rev. B 72, 235117 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nieto Vesperinas, M.

N. García and M. Nieto Vesperinas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207403 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ovchinnikov, V.

V. Ovchinnikov and A. Shevchenko, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 9, 3872 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pendry, J. B.

D. R. Smith, J. B. Pendry, and M. C. K. Wiltshire, Science 305, 788 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rosebluth, M.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schultz, S.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schurig, D.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schweizer, H.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shevchenko, A.

V. Ovchinnikov and A. Shevchenko, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 9, 3872 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Simovski, C.

P. Alitalo, C. Simovski, A. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Simovski, C. R.

C. R. Simovski, S. A. Tretyakov, and A. Viitanen, Tech. Phys. Lett. 33, 264 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Simovski, A. J. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

D. R. Smith, J. B. Pendry, and M. C. K. Wiltshire, Science 305, 788 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sun, C.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tretyakov, S.

C. R. Simovski, A. J. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Alitalo, C. Simovski, A. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Maslovski, S. Tretyakov, and P. Alitalo, J. Appl. Phys. 96, 1293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tretyakov, S. A.

C. R. Simovski, S. A. Tretyakov, and A. Viitanen, Tech. Phys. Lett. 33, 264 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Veselago, V. G.

V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Viitanen, A.

C. R. Simovski, S. A. Tretyakov, and A. Viitanen, Tech. Phys. Lett. 33, 264 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Alitalo, C. Simovski, A. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Viitanen, A. J.

C. R. Simovski, A. J. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wiltshire, M. C. K.

D. R. Smith, J. B. Pendry, and M. C. K. Wiltshire, Science 305, 788 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xiong, Y.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, X.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, M. Rosebluth, S. Schultz, S. A. Ramakrishna, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1506 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

S. Maslovski, S. Tretyakov, and P. Alitalo, J. Appl. Phys. 96, 1293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Simovski, A. J. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.

V. Ovchinnikov and A. Shevchenko, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 9, 3872 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett.

R. Marques and J. D. Baena, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 41, 290 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nature Mater.

N. Liu, H. Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, Nature Mater. 7, 31 (2008).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys.

J. D. Baena, L. Jelinek, and R. Marques, New J. Phys. 7, 166 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

P. Alitalo, C. Simovski, A. Viitanen, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235425 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Johnson and R. W. Christy, Phys. Rev. B 6, 4370 (1972).
[CrossRef]

F. Mesa, M. J. Freire, R. Marques, and J. D. Baena, Phys. Rev. B 72, 235117 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. García and M. Nieto Vesperinas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207403 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science

D. R. Smith, J. B. Pendry, and M. C. K. Wiltshire, Science 305, 788 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 315, 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. Usp.

V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Tech. Phys. Lett.

C. R. Simovski, S. A. Tretyakov, and A. Viitanen, Tech. Phys. Lett. 33, 264 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic representation of the coupled oblate nanoellipsoids arrays structure, proposed to produce subwavelength near-field resolution for both polarizations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated distribution of the co polarized electric field (second power of the amplitude) in the image plane along x (y = 0) when the object is a single (a) vertically and (b) horizontally polarized dipole. Fields are normalized to the maximum value.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Calculated electric field distribution in the image plane with two vertically polarized sources. (b) Similar distribution along the y = 0 line in the image plane.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Calculated electric field distribution in the image plane with two horizontally polarized sources. (b) Similar distribution along the x = 0 line in the image plane.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Bird’s-eye view of the electric field distribution at 65 nm from the object plane, when dipoles forming the object are vertically polarized and the distance between these dipoles is 65 nm . (b) Bird’s-eye view of the electric field distribution in the image plane (the distance from the object plane is equal to 0.63 λ eff ).

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1 α j = ε h + ( ε m ε h ) N j V ( ε m ε h ) i ( k 3 6 π ) .
N Z = 1 + e 2 e 3 [ e a tan ( e ) ] ,
N X , Y = 1 2 ( 1 N Z ) ,
w r = w p ( 1 N i ) ε h + 1 .

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