3 years ago

Enhanced superlens imaging with loss-compensating hyperbolic near-field spatial filter.

Wyatt Adams, Durdu O. Guney, Anindya Ghoshroy, Xu Zhang

Recently a coherent optical process called plasmon injection ($\Pi$) scheme, which employs an auxiliary source, has been introduced as a new technique to compensate losses in metamaterials. In this work, a physical implementation of the $\Pi$ scheme on a thin silver film is proposed for enhanced superlens imaging. The efficacy of the scheme is illustrated by enhancing near-field imaging deeper beyond the diffraction limit in the presence of absorption losses and noise. The auxiliary source is constructed by a high-intensity illumination of the superlens integrated with a near-field spatial filter. The integrated system enables reconstruction of an object previously unresolvable with the superlens alone. This work elevates the viability of the $\Pi$ scheme as a strong candidate for loss compensation in near-field imaging systems without requiring non-linear effects or gain medium.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.03001

DOI: arXiv:1801.03001v1

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