Orthorhombic materials and perfect lenses

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Joseph A. Sherwin

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A theoretical examination of the potential of orthorhombic materials for perfect lenses was presented. The canonical formulation of a perfect lens involved two linear homogeneous materials and four interfaces. The materials were linear, homogeneous, bianisotropic and necessarily dispersive. Results show that a perfect lens can be made with two orthorhombic materials, provided certain conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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