The perfect lens
Professor John Pendry
Conventional lenses focus light with a resolution no better than the wavelength. Hence if we need a better DVD we need to move to a shorter wavelength because conventional lenses only act on the radiative field and the finer details of an object remain locked in the near field. The lecture will describe the new lens, discuss the new materials required for its construction, and review progress towards an experimental realisation.
09 January 2003 Electronics channel
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Professor John Pendry has recently stepped down from the role of Principal of the Faculty of Physical Sciences at Imperial College, London, to return to his research in the Department of Physics, which he headed from 1998 - 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (Council Member from 1992-94), and of the Institute of Physics. From 1993-96 he was Dean of the Royal College of Science.
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