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Sensitivity of imaging properties of metal-dielectric layered flat lens to fabrication inaccuracies

1Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, 7 Pasteura Str., 02-093, Warsaw, Poland

2Fiber Optics Communication Laboratory, State Engineering University of Armenia, 105 Terian Str., 0009, Yerevan, Armenia

3National Institute of Telecommunications, 1 Szachowa Str., 04-894, Warsaw, Poland

4Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

5Department of Applied Physics and Photonics Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (IR-TONA), 2 Pleinlaan Str., 1050, Brussels, Belgium

6Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tzarigradsko Chaussee Blv., 1784, Sofia, Bulgaria

© 2010 SEP, Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 446–457, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-010-0051-6, September 2010

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We characterize the sensitivity of imaging properties of a layered silver-TiO2 flat lens to fabrication inaccuracies. The lens is designed for approximately diffraction-free imaging with subwavelength resolution at distances in the order of a wavelength. Its operation may be attributed to self-collimation with a secondary role of Fabry-Perot resonant transmission, even though the first order effective medium description of the structure is inaccurate. Super-resolution is maintained for a broad range of overall thicknesses and the total thickness of the multilayer is limited by absorption. The tolerance analysis indicates that the resolution and transmission efficiency are highly sensitive to small changes of layer thicknesses.

Keywords: plasmonics; nanophotonics; nanolenses, super-resolution; metal-dielectric multilayers

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