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


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