Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications. / Haxha, Shyqyri; AbdelMalek, Fathi; Ouerghi, Faouzi; Charlton, Martin; Aggoun, Amar; Fang, Xu.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, 16119, 31.10.2018, p. 1-15.

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Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications. / Haxha, Shyqyri; AbdelMalek, Fathi; Ouerghi, Faouzi; Charlton, Martin; Aggoun, Amar; Fang, Xu.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, 16119, 31.10.2018, p. 1-15.

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Haxha, S, AbdelMalek, F, Ouerghi, F, Charlton, M, Aggoun, A & Fang, X 2018, 'Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, 16119, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33572-y

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Haxha, S., AbdelMalek, F., Ouerghi, F., Charlton, M., Aggoun, A., & Fang, X. (2018). Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications. Scientific Reports, 8, 1-15. [16119]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33572-y

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Haxha S, AbdelMalek F, Ouerghi F, Charlton M, Aggoun A, Fang X. Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications. Scientific Reports. 2018 Oct 31;8:1-15. 16119. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33572-y

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Haxha, Shyqyri ; AbdelMalek, Fathi ; Ouerghi, Faouzi ; Charlton, Martin ; Aggoun, Amar ; Fang, Xu. / Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications. In: Scientific Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 8. pp. 1-15.

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title = "Metamaterial Superlenses Operating at Visible Wavelength for Imaging Applications",
abstract = "In this paper, a novel design for a metamaterial lens (superlens) based on a Photonic Crystal (PC) operating at visible wavelengths is reported. The proposed superlens consist of a gallium phosphide (GaP) dielectric slab waveguide with a hexagonal array of silver rods embedded within the GaP dielectric. In-house 2DFDTD numerical method is used to design and optimize the proposed superlens. Several superlenses are designed and integrated within a same dielectric platform, promoting the proof-of-concept (POC) of possible construction of an array of superlenses (or sub-lenses to create an M-Lens) for light field imaging applications. It is shown that the concavity of the superlens and positioning of each sub-lens within the array strongly affects the performances of the image in terms of resolution. Defects and various geometrical shapes are introduced to construct and optimize the proposed superlenses and increase the quality of the image resolution. It is shown that the orientation of the active region (ellipse) along x and y axis has tremendous influence on the quality of image resolution. In order to investigate the performance characteristics of the superlenses, transmitted power is calculated using 2D FDTD for image projections at various distances (in x and y plane). It is also shown, how the proposed superlens structures could be fabricated using standard micro fabrication techniques such as electron beam lithography, inductively coupled Reactive ion etching, and glancing angle evaporation methods. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first reported POC of superlenses, integrated in a monolithic platform suitable for high imaging resolution that can be used for light field imaging applications at visible wavelength. The proposed superlenses (integrated in a single platform M-Lens) will have tremendous impact on imaging applications. ",
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