Abstract

We show that high-temperature superconductors can be used to build a terahertz superlens. These materials exhibit hyperbolic behavior at frequencies between their two plasma frequencies corresponding to electric fields parallel and perpendicular to their c-axis. Due to the large component of permittivity perpendicular to the c-axis, the resolution of the proposed lens is much below the diffraction limit (λ/1000). In this paper we demonstrate this lensing phenomenon with a simple slab of a high-temperature superconductor.

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