Backward wave radiation from negative permittivity waveguides and its use for THz subwavelength imaging

TitleBackward wave radiation from negative permittivity waveguides and its use for THz subwavelength imaging
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBasharin AA, Kafesaki M, Economou EN, Soukoulis CM
Journal TitleOptics Express
Volume20
Pages12752-12760
Date Published06
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1094-4087
Accession NumberWOS:000305463600013
Keywordsdielectric-constant, ELECTROMAGNETIC-WAVES, interference, leaky, light, metamaterials, refractive-index, waves
Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate the possibility of backward radiation from a negative permittivity planar (slab) waveguide. Furthermore, we show that backward radiation can be used to achieve sub-wavelength imaging of a point source placed close to such a slab or to a periodic layered system of slabs. Finally, we demonstrate backward-radiation-based imaging in the case of realistic materials operating in the THz regime, such as polaritonic alkali-halide systems. (c) 2012 Optical Society of America

URL<Go to ISI>://WOS:000305463600013
DOI10.1364/OE.20.012752
Alternate JournalOpt. Express