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VOLUME 89 | ISSUE 5 | PAGE 270
Novel approach to a perfect lens
PACS: 42.30.Wb, 73.20.Mf, 78.20.Ci, 78.66.Bz
Within the framework of an exact analytical solution of Maxwell equations in a space domain, it is shown that optical scheme based on a slab with negative refractive index (n=-1) (Veselago lens or Pendry lens) does not possess focusing properties in the usual sense. In fact, the energy in such systems does not go from object to its "image", but from object and its "image" to an intersection point inside a metamaterial layer, or vice versa. A possibility of applying this phenomenon to a creation of entangled states of two atoms is discussed.