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Volume 21, Issue 4


Engineering the point spread function of layered metamaterials

A. Pastuszczak / M. Stolarek / R. Kotyński
Published Online: 2013-09-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-013-0106-6


Layered metal-dielectric metamaterials have filtering properties both in the frequency domain and in the spatial frequency domain. Engineering their spatial filtering response is a way of designing structures with specific diffraction properties for such applications as sub-diffraction imaging, supercollimation, or optical signal processing at the nanoscale. In this paper we review the recent progress in this field.

We also present a numerical optimization framework for layered metamaterials, based on the use of evolutionary algorithms. A measure of similarity obtained using Hölder’s inequality is adapted to construct the overall criterion function. We analyse the influence of surface roughness on the quality of imaging.

Keywords: optical metamaterials; linear isoplanatic systems; point spread function engineering

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Published Online: 2013-09-28

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review, Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 355–366, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-013-0106-6.

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