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Title: On the resolution of lenses made of a negative-index material

Resolution of the lenses made of a negative-index material is considered. It is shown that the super-resolution concept is untenable and the possibility of obtaining a perfect image on its own eventually contradicts Maxwell's equations in vacuum. It is also shown that known limitations of the diffraction theory on resolution of optical instruments hold true for the resolution of lenses of a negative-index material, in particular, the resolution of a Veselago lens. (nanogradient dielectric coatings and metamaterials)
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303363
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COATINGS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIFFRACTION; INDEXES; LENSES; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; RESOLUTION