Ultra-thin flat lenses made of graphene

Sunan Deng, Kyle Jiang, Haider Butt

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Flat lenses can be made very thin and have the advantages of being aberration free when compared to curved surface lenses. They offer a compact design for a myriad of electro-optical applications, such as solar cell and fiber communication systems. This paper reports research into Fresnel zone plate, which is a flat lens constructed by graphene rings. Low number multilayer graphene was formed into Fresnel zone plates which utilize the reflection and transmission properties of graphene for their operation. The lenses and their performance in the visible regimes were analyzed computationally. Experimental measurements were also performed and good agreements were obtained with the modelling results. The work demonstrates the feasibility of atom thick graphene-based lenses, showing perspectives for ultra-compact integration.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381550
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology


Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015


  • flat lens
  • Fresnel zone plate
  • graphene


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