Non-resonant subwavelength imaging by dielectric microparticles

Reza Heydarian*, Constantin Simovski

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Recently a hypothesis explaining the non-resonant mechanism of subwavelength imaging granted by a dielectric microsphere has been suggested. In accordance to the hypothesis, the far-field image of a subwavelength scatterer strongly coupled to a microsphere by near fields is offered by the scatterer polarization normal to the sphere surface. The radiation of a closely located normally polarized dipole is shaped by the microsphere so that the transmitted wave beam has a practically flat phase front. Then this beam turns out to be imaging - keeping the subwavelength information about the dipole location. However, this mechanism of subwavelength imaging was only supposed in our previous paper. In this paper, we present a theoretical study which confirms this hypothesis and extends the underlying physics. In several scenarios of the imaging beam evolution either a flat or a slightly diverging phase front of the hollow wave beam formed by a microsphere enables the deeply subwavelength (0.1- 0.21) resolution of two dipole sources. We numerically simulate one of these scenarios - that one in which the focusing lens is located closer than the Rayleigh diffraction length to the beam-forming microsphere and represents a microsphere itself. In our simulations we replace a 3D microsphere by a 2D "sphere" (microcylinder) so that to use an available electromagnetic solver for dielectric microparticles of very large optical sizes. The physical mechanism of the imaging does not suffer of this replacement.

JulkaisuPhotonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - syysk. 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä


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