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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 6315–6318

Super-resolving random-Gaussian apodized photon sieve

Arash Sabatyan and Parisa Roshaninejad  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 26, pp. 6315-6318 (2012)

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A novel apodized photon sieve is presented in which random dense Gaussian distribution is implemented to modulate the pinhole density in each zone. The random distribution in dense Gaussian distribution causes intrazone discontinuities. Also, the dense Gaussian distribution generates a substantial number of pinholes in order to form a large degree of overlap between the holes in a few innermost zones of the photon sieve; thereby, clear zones are formed. The role of the discontinuities on the focusing properties of the photon sieve is examined as well. Analysis shows that secondary maxima have evidently been suppressed, transmission has increased enormously, and the central maxima width is approximately unchanged in comparison to the dense Gaussian distribution. Theoretical results have been completely verified by experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Arash Sabatyan and Parisa Roshaninejad, "Super-resolving random-Gaussian apodized photon sieve," Appl. Opt. 51, 6315-6318 (2012)

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