Analysis of Super Imaging Properties of Spherical Geodesic Waveguide Using COMSOL Multyphisics


Negative Refractive Lens (NRL) has shown that an optical system can produce images with details below the classic Abbe diffraction limit using materials of negative dielectric and magnetic constants. Recently, two devices with positive refraction, the Maxwell Fish Eye lens (MFE) (Leonhardt et al 2000) and the Spherical Geodesic Waveguide (SGW)(Minano et all 2011) have been claimed to break the diffraction limit using positive refraction with a different meaning. In these cases, it has been considered the power transmission from a point source to a point receptor, which falls drastically when the receptor is displaced from the focus by a distance much smaller than the wavelength. Moreover, recent analysis of the SGW with defined object and image surfaces, which are both conical sections of the sphere, has shown that the system transmits images bellow diffraction limit. The key assumption is the use of a perfectly absorbing receptor called perfect drain. This receptor is capable to absorb all the radiation without reflection or scattering. Here, it is presented the COMSOL analysis of the SGW using a perfect drain that absorbs perfectly two modes. The design procedure for PD capable to absorb k modes is proposed, as well.

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Comsol 2012 Milán (Italia). COMSOL Conference 2012 Milan Proceedings (en CD) Proceedings 13428
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October 2012
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