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Routing of Deep-Subwavelength Optical Beams and Images without Reflection and Diffraction Using Infinitely Anisotropic Metamaterials

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  • Peter B. Catrysse,

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    1. E. L. Ginzton Laboratory and Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    • E. L. Ginzton Laboratory and Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
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  • Shanhui Fan

    1. E. L. Ginzton Laboratory and Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
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Abstract

Interfaces between media with infinite anisotropy, defined by infinite permittivity or permeability in one direction, offer new opportunities for controlling and manipulating light at the nanoscale. Reflectionless, diffraction-free routing of deep-subwavelength optical beams and images using interfaces between infinitely anisotropic media are demonstrated. It is shown how to achieve extremely large anisotropy using metamaterial designs that can be implemented with existing materials.

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