Sub-Diffraction-Limit Imaging System with two Interfacing Hyperbolic Metamaterials

Kirill Bronnikov, Jesús Arriaga, Arkadii Krokhin, Vladimir P. Drachev

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It is demonstrated that a system of two interfacing hyperbolic metamaterials may be used for direct subwavelength imaging in the visible range. The proposed configuration consists of two anisotropic photonic crystals: a multilayered metal-dielectric structure and an adjoined wired structure. The results of analytical calculations and numerical modeling show that the light emitted by a dipole placed on the top of the multilayered structure propagates within a narrow cone along the direction , where . Owing to impedance matching and negative refraction at the interface, a bright image with a maximum transverse size of approximately nm is focused in the wired structure at the wavelength nm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044054
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


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