High resolution extended image near field optics

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Copyright (c) Malcolm Kemp 2010



These pages describe how in principle it is possible to create a near field optical microscope or lithographic device capable of creating an entire simultaneous extended image with a resolution similar to that achievable a point at a time by a scanning near field optical device. They also describe how in principle a similar resolution enhancement can be achieved with telescopes, although only at the expense of a loss of light collecting ability.


1.       Introduction and Conclusions

2.       An idealised symmetric extended image near field imaging device

3.       Exact radiating solutions to Maxwell’s equations in a vacuum

4.       Exact radiating solutions to Maxwell’s equations in the presence of idealised plane mirrors

5.       Creating arbitrarily accurate images

6.       Understanding how the layout can circumvent the Rayleigh resolution criterion

7.       Further comments




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