Super-oscillatory optical needle
Rogers, Edward T. F.
Dennis, Mark R.
Zheludev, Nikolay I.
Date of Issue2013
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Super-oscillatory optical lenses have recently been shown to achieve subwavelength focusing and have been used for super-resolution imaging. However, the subwavelength hotspots created by these lenses are always accompanied by sidebands containing a significant fraction of the optical energy and are highly localised in the axial direction. Here, we report a class of super-oscillatory lenses that form extended subwavelength optical needles on a 15λ field of view.
Applied physics letters
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