META 2021, META'12

Font Size: 
Sub-wavelength imaging from Perfect lenses made with Quantum Metamaterials
C. C. Phillips

Last modified: 2011-12-05


We study the potential of a novel “quantum metamaterial” for sub-wavelength imaging applications in the mid-Infrared. Because the in-plane and out-of-plane dielectric responses can be independently tuned, we can  generate  a negatively refracting anisotropic effective medium with losses, described   by the figure of merit, FOM = Re(k⊥)/Im(k⊥) ~200 (k⊥  is the wave vector),  that  are significantly  lower than other systems. Finite element modeling studies indicate that these structures can function as so called “perfect lenses”, offering ~λ/13 spatial resolution at a mid-IR wavelengths of λ~10 μm.