Abstract

A photon sieve with 107 holes has been constructed for operation at optical wavelengths. Details of the design, fabrication, and performance of this device are presented. The 1m focal-length, 0.1m diameter element is diffraction limited over a significant bandwidth and has a moderate field of view.

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Jahns, J.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Central 99 rings ( 20 mm diameter) of the 10 7 hole photon sieve. (b) Actual photon sieve illuminated from the rear. The regular underlying ring pattern results in the appearance of moire fringes across the plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Focal spots: (a) images of the focused beam at regular locations on either side of the focus, (b) images of the focal spot at, left to right, 0°, 0.25°, and 0.5° off axis.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferogram of the photon sieve, showing diffraction-limited performance at (a) the design wavelength of 532 nm and (b) the green helium–neon wavelength of 543.4 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Resolution test target imaged with the photon sieve at 532 nm .

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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 ) ,

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