Abstract

Significant enhancement of evanescent spatial harmonics inside the slabs of media with extreme optical anisotropy is revealed. This phenomenon results from the pumping of standing waves and has the feature of being weakly sensitive to the material losses. Such characteristics may enable subwavelength imaging at considerable distances away from the objects.

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V. M. Shalaev, Nat. Photonics 1, 41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha, P. Belov, and C. Simovski, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

M. Silveirinha, Phys. Rev. E 73, 046612 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov and Y. Hao, Phys. Rev. B 73, 113110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jacob, L. V. Alekseyev, and E. Narimanov, Opt. Express 14, 8247 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. A. Belov, Y. Hao, and S. Sudhakaran, Phys. Rev. B 73, 033108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

P. A. Belov, C. R. Simovski, and P. Ikonen, Phys. Rev. B 71, 193105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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

Alekseyev, L. V.

Belov, P.

M. Silveirinha, P. Belov, and C. Simovski, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov and Y. Hao, Phys. Rev. B 73, 113110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Belov, P. A.

P. A. Belov, Y. Hao, and S. Sudhakaran, Phys. Rev. B 73, 033108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Belov, C. R. Simovski, and P. Ikonen, Phys. Rev. B 71, 193105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhao, P. A. Belov, and Y. Hao, “Subwavelength internal imaging by means of the wire medium,” arXiv:0805.2666 (2008).

Fang, N.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hao, Y.

P. A. Belov, Y. Hao, and S. Sudhakaran, Phys. Rev. B 73, 033108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov and Y. Hao, Phys. Rev. B 73, 113110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhao, P. A. Belov, and Y. Hao, “Subwavelength internal imaging by means of the wire medium,” arXiv:0805.2666 (2008).

Ikonen, P.

P. A. Belov, C. R. Simovski, and P. Ikonen, Phys. Rev. B 71, 193105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jacob, Z.

Lee, H.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marques, R.

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Maslovski, S.

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Narimanov, E.

Nefedov, I.

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J.

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

Shalaev, V. M.

V. M. Shalaev, Nat. Photonics 1, 41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Silveirinha, M.

M. Silveirinha, P. Belov, and C. Simovski, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha, Phys. Rev. E 73, 046612 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Silverinha, M.

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Simovski, C.

M. Silveirinha, P. Belov, and C. Simovski, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Simovski, C. R.

P. A. Belov, C. R. Simovski, and P. Ikonen, Phys. Rev. B 71, 193105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sudhakaran, S.

P. A. Belov, Y. Hao, and S. Sudhakaran, Phys. Rev. B 73, 033108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sun, C.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tretyakov, S.

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, Y.

Y. Zhao, P. A. Belov, and Y. Hao, “Subwavelength internal imaging by means of the wire medium,” arXiv:0805.2666 (2008).

Nat. Photonics (1)

V. M. Shalaev, Nat. Photonics 1, 41 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. B (5)

P. Belov, R. Marques, S. Maslovski, I. Nefedov, M. Silverinha, C. Simovski, and S. Tretyakov, Phys. Rev. B 67, 113103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Belov and Y. Hao, Phys. Rev. B 73, 113110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Belov, C. R. Simovski, and P. Ikonen, Phys. Rev. B 71, 193105 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Belov, Y. Hao, and S. Sudhakaran, Phys. Rev. B 73, 033108 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha, P. Belov, and C. Simovski, Phys. Rev. B 75, 035108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. Silveirinha, Phys. Rev. E 73, 046612 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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

Science (1)

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, Science 308, 534 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

Y. Zhao, P. A. Belov, and Y. Hao, “Subwavelength internal imaging by means of the wire medium,” arXiv:0805.2666 (2008).

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Distributions of magnetic field around and inside of a slab of a medium with extreme optical anisotropy excited by evanescent waves with various values of the tangential component of the wave vector k t .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of absolute values of transmission characteristics of slabs formed (a) by metamaterial with ε = μ = 1 ( λ 15 thick) and (b) by a medium with extreme optical anisotropy as functions of transverse wave vector k t and their efficiency to compensate decay of evanescent waves in a λ 15 thick slab of free space.

Equations (15)

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ε ̿ = ( ε x x 0 0 0 ε 0 0 0 ε ) .
k x 2 ε + k y 2 + k z 2 ε x x = ω 2 c 2 ,
k x = ± ε ω c ,
ε ̿ = ( 0 0 0 ε 0 0 0 ε ) .
H ( x ) = H i { e i k 2 k t 2 x + R e i k 2 k t 2 x , x < 0 A e i ε k x + B e i ε k x , 0 x d T e i k 2 k t 2 ( x d ) , x > d } ,
A = 2 1 k t 2 k 2 ( 1 ε + 1 k t 2 k 2 ) D ,
B = 2 1 k t 2 k 2 ( 1 ε 1 k t 2 k 2 ) e 2 i ε k d D ,
R = ( e 2 i ε k d 1 ) ( 1 ε [ 1 k t 2 k 2 ] ) D ,
T = 4 1 k t 2 k 2 1 ε e i ε k d D ,
D = ( 1 ε + 1 k t 2 k 2 ) 2 ( 1 ε 1 k t 2 k 2 ) 2 e 2 i ε k d .
A = 1 2 ( 1 + ε 1 k t 2 k 2 ) , B = 1 2 ( 1 ε 1 k t 2 k 2 ) ,
R = 0 , T = ( 1 ) n .
H ( x ) = H i [ cos ( ε k x ) + i ε 1 k t 2 k 2 sin ( ε k x ) ] .
H m = H i 1 + ε ( k t 2 k 2 1 ) .
T ( d 2 ) = ε k t 2 k 2 1 .

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