JETP Letters

, Volume 89, Issue 5, pp 229–232 | Cite as

Novel approach to a perfect lens

Atoms, Spectra, Radiations


Within the framework of an exact analytical solution of Maxwell equations in a space domain, it is shown that optical scheme based on a slab with negative refractive index (n = −1) (Veselago lens or Pendry lens) does not possess focusing properties in the usual sense. In fact, the energy in such systems does not go from object to its “image,” but from object and its “image” to an intersection point inside a metamaterial layer, or vice versa. A possibility of applying this phenomenon to a creation of entangled states of two atoms is discussed.

PACS numbers

42.30.Wb 73.20.Mf 78.20.Ci 78.66.Bz 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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