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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2009
  • pp: 1619–1623

Experimental study of a multiwavelength photon sieve designed by random-area-divided approach

Chongxi Zhou, Xiaochun Dong, Lifang Shi, Changtao Wang, and Chunlei Du  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1619-1623 (2009)

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In this paper, a design method for a multiwavelength photon sieve is described based on a random-area-divided approach, where the whole aperture of a multiwavelength imaging photon sieve is divided into multiple discrete spaces corresponding to the number of the selected working wavelengths. The micropinhole distribution in each discrete space can be calculated for the defined wavelength with one fixed focal length in terms of the normal design for photon sieve. A three-wavelength photon sieve was designed and fabricated in the lab, and its imaging properties are analyzed in the experimental optical system with satisfactory results.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2009
Published: March 9, 2009

Chongxi Zhou, Xiaochun Dong, Lifang Shi, Changtao Wang, and Chunlei Du, "Experimental study of a multiwavelength photon sieve designed by random-area-divided approach," Appl. Opt. 48, 1619-1623 (2009)

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