On perfect lenses and nihility

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The canonical problem of a perfect lens with linear bianisotropic materials is formulated. Its solution is shown to be directly connected with the concept of nihility, the electromagnetic nilpotent. Perfect lenses as well as nihility remain unrealizable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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