Abstract

The nature of optically produced zone plates is briefly discussed in contrast to the conventional type of Fresnel zone plate. A rather simple method for generating zone plates is described, and some of the experimental results are given.

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1968 (2)

E. Champagne, Appl. Opt. 7, 381 (1968).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Bryngdahl, A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 58, 1325 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1967 (2)

1966 (1)

G. S. Waldman, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 56, 215 (1966).
[CrossRef]

1950 (1)

G. L. Rogers, Nature 166, 237 (1950).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bryngdahl, O.

O. Bryngdahl, A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 58, 1325 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Champagne, E.

Chau, H. H. M.

Ditchburn, R. W.

R. W. Ditchburn, Light (Interscience Publishers, Inc., New York, 1963), p. 232.

Horman, M. H.

Jenkins, F. A.

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1957), p. 360.

Lohmann, A.

O. Bryngdahl, A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 58, 1325 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Rogers, G. L.

G. L. Rogers, Nature 166, 237 (1950).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Waldman, G. S.

G. S. Waldman, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 56, 215 (1966).
[CrossRef]

White, H. E.

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1957), p. 360.

Appl. Opt. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (2)

G. S. Waldman, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 56, 215 (1966).
[CrossRef]

O. Bryngdahl, A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 58, 1325 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

G. L. Rogers, Nature 166, 237 (1950).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1957), p. 360.

R. W. Ditchburn, Light (Interscience Publishers, Inc., New York, 1963), p. 232.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmittance as a function of radius for (a) Fresnel zone plate, (b) generalized zone plate, and (c) Gabor zone plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental arrangement for making zone plates optically.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Central portion of an optically produced zone plate enlarged to 30×.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Diffraction efficiency (first order) vs density of zone plate.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Comparison of zone fringes of three zone plates with densities of (a) 0.1, (b) 0.5, and (c) 1.0. Photographs were enlarged to 400×.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Diffraction efficiency profiles at different foci of zone plates of densities (a) 0.03, (b) 0.5, (c) 1.0, and (d) 1.5. Note that the vertical scales are different among graphs.

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