Near-field compact dielectric optics

Daniel Feuernann, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Tuck Wah Ng

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    Aplanatic optics crafted from transparent dielectrics can approach the étendue limit for radiative transfer in pragmatic near-field systems. Illustrations are presented for the more demanding realm of high numerical aperture (NA) at the source and/or target. These light couplers can alleviate difficulties in aligning system components, and can achieve the fundamental compactness limit for optical devices that satisfy Fermat's principle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems III
    StatePublished - 23 Nov 2006
    EventNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems III - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 13 Aug 200615 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems III
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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