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Title: Evanescent wave amplification and subwavelength imaging by ultrathin uniaxial μ-near-zero material

We demonstrate strong evanescent wave amplification by a thin slab of uniaxial μ-near-zero (UMNZ) material. It is found that while retaining the same amplification effect, the slab can be made arbitrarily thin when the negative permeability along the axis of anisotropy approaches zero. Numerical results show that using a single layer of split-ring resonators (SRRs) with its thickness equal three thousandth of the incident wavelength (λ/3000), a subwavelength source distribution with λ/4 resolution can be transferred to a distance of λ/3.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251282
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; AMPLIFICATION; ANISOTROPY; PERMEABILITY; RESONATORS; SLABS; THICKNESS; WAVELENGTHS