Abstract

A broadband-corrected optical telescope has been constructed from a photon sieve with five million holes. Through careful optimization of hole size, this “antihole” sieve has holes centered on the dark underlying Fresnel zones. The diffraction-limited performance of a 1 m focal-length, f/10 element is demonstrated with a view toward constructing large lightweight telescopes for space applications.

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L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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V. E. Levashov and A. V. Vinogradov, "Analytical theory of zone plate efficiency," Phys. Rev. E 49, 5797-5803 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. M. Choy and L. M. Cheng, "High-efficiency cosine-approximated binary Gabor zone plate," Appl. Opt. 33, 794-799 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Adelung, R.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andersen, G.

Berndt, R.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cao, Q.

Chau, H. H. M.

Cheng, L. M.

Choy, C. M.

Harm, S.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jahns, J.

Johnson, R. L.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kipp, L.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Levashov, V. E.

V. E. Levashov and A. V. Vinogradov, "Analytical theory of zone plate efficiency," Phys. Rev. E 49, 5797-5803 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Seemann, R.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Skibowski, M.

L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Berndt, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, "Sharper images by focusing soft X-rays with photon sieves," Nature 414, 184-188 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vinogradov, A. V.

V. E. Levashov and A. V. Vinogradov, "Analytical theory of zone plate efficiency," Phys. Rev. E 49, 5797-5803 (1994).
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Waldman, G. S.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Central 20   mm diameter of the antihole photon sieve.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Interferogram of the photon sieve. (b) Image of a resolution test target produced by the photon sieve.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical layout for the broadband photon sieve telescope. The paths of two different wavelengths are shown as solid and dashed.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Focal spots of the broadband antihole photon sieve telescope recorded at 514.5, 532.1, and 543.4   nm , respectively. (b), (c) Interferograms recorded at 514.5 and 532.1   nm , respectively.

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r n 2 = 2 n f λ + n 2 λ 2 .
w = λ f 2 r n .
F d w J 1 ( π d 2 w ) ,
Δ f f = Δ λ λ .
Δ λ 2 λ 2 f D 2

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