Abstract

We experimentally verify the focusing characteristics of dichromats, a new class of circular-symmetric diffractive-optical lenses that generate, in the same focal plane, focal spots for one wavelength and ring-shaped spots with central nodes for another wavelength. Using a dichromat, we illuminate a thin photochromic layer and demonstrated point-spread-function compression of the transmitted focal spot.

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2008 (1)

2007 (2)

R. Menon, H.-Y. Tsai, and S. W. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043905 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H.-Y. Tsai, H. I. Smith, and R. Menon, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2068 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

R. Menon, D. Gil, and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 567 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2290 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

V. Westphal and S. W. Hell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143903 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

Barbastathis, G.

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chao, D.

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fujii, M.

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gil, D.

Harke, B.

Hein, B.

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

Hell, S. W.

B. Harke, J. Keller, C. K. Ullal, V. Westphal, A. Schönle, and S. W. Hell, Opt. Express 16, 4154 (2008).

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

V. Westphal and S. W. Hell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143903 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Iketaki, Y.

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jakobs, S.

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

Keller, J.

Kellner, R. R.

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

Medda, R.

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

Menon, R.

R. Menon, H.-Y. Tsai, and S. W. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043905 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H.-Y. Tsai, H. I. Smith, and R. Menon, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2068 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon, D. Gil, and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 567 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2290 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon, P. Rogge, and H.-Y. Tsai, “Design of diffracted lenses that generate optical nulls without phase singularities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (to be published).

Morris, G. M.

Patel, A.

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rogge, P.

R. Menon, P. Rogge, and H.-Y. Tsai, “Design of diffracted lenses that generate optical nulls without phase singularities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (to be published).

Sales, T. R. M.

Schönle, A.

Smith, H. I.

H.-Y. Tsai, H. I. Smith, and R. Menon, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2068 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon, D. Gil, and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 567 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2290 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, S. W.

R. Menon, H.-Y. Tsai, and S. W. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043905 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Toyoma, N.

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, H.-Y.

R. Menon, H.-Y. Tsai, and S. W. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043905 (2007).
[CrossRef]

H.-Y. Tsai, H. I. Smith, and R. Menon, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2068 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon, P. Rogge, and H.-Y. Tsai, “Design of diffracted lenses that generate optical nulls without phase singularities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (to be published).

Ullal, C. K.

Walsh, M.

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, T.

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, Y.

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Westphal, V.

Willig, K. I.

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (4)

R. Menon, P. Rogge, and H.-Y. Tsai, “Design of diffracted lenses that generate optical nulls without phase singularities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (to be published).

T. R. M. Sales and G. M. Morris, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1637 (1997).

R. Menon, D. Gil, and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 567 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon and H. I. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2290 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B (1)

H.-Y. Tsai, H. I. Smith, and R. Menon, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 25, 2068 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Microelectron. Eng. (1)

H. I. Smith, R. Menon, A. Patel, D. Chao, M. Walsh, and G. Barbastathis, Microelectron. Eng. 83, 956 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Methods (1)

K. I. Willig, R. R. Kellner, R. Medda, B. Hein, S. Jakobs, and S. W. Hell, Nat. Methods 3, 721 (2006).

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

V. Westphal and S. W. Hell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 143903 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Menon, H.-Y. Tsai, and S. W. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043905 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

T. Watanabe, T. Watanabe, M. Fujii, Y. Watanabe, N. Toyoma, and Y. Iketaki, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 5131 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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