Review of the results of the COST MP0702 exercise on the sensitivity of metal-dielectric layered flat lens to fabrication inaccuracies

Tomasz Stefaniuk, Rafal Kotyński, Hovik Baghdasaryan, Anna Pastuszczak, Marian Marciniak, Andrei Lavrinenko, Krassimir Panajotov, Tomasz Szoplik

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Abstract

We summarise the results of the COST MP0702 exercise on the sensitivity of metal-dielectric layered superlens to fabrication inaccuracies. The major results of this joint task have been already published in Ref. 1, Opto- Electronics Review, vol. 18(4), pp. 446-457, 2010. The numerical analysis of the superlens is based on the transfer matrix method, the finite-difference time-domain technique, and the method of single expression, and is compared with a simplified effective medium approach. The lens is designed for imaging with subwavelength resolution at wavelength of 441 nm. Its operation may be attributed to self-collimation with a secondary role of Fabry-Perot resonant transmission. We have estimated the resolution, transmission efficiency and sensitivity with respect to fabrication inaccuracies of this superlens. The tolerance analysis indicates that the resolution and transmission efficiency are highly sensitive to even small changes of layer thicknesses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2011
PagesMo.C2.6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0881-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0880-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period26/06/201130/06/2011
SeriesInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISSN2162-7339

Keywords

  • Nanolenses
  • Plasmonics
  • Effective medium theory
  • Nanophotonics
  • Multilayers
  • Superresolution
  • Transfer matrix method
  • Single expression method
  • Finite-difference time-domain method

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