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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1005–1012

Nonparaxial model for the focusing of high-numerical-aperture photon sieves

Qing Cao and Jürgen Jahns  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 1005-1012 (2003)

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Recently, a paraxially individual far-field model was presented for the focusing and imaging analysis of pinhole photon sieves. By use of a local Taylor expansion of the integrated function of the Rayleigh–Sommerfeld diffraction formula, the small-size property of the individual pinholes, and the linear superposition principle, we extend this model to the nonparaxial case of high-numerical-aperture photon sieves. Some related problems, such as the validity range of this nonparaxial model and the selection conditions for the individual pinholes, are also discussed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2003
Published: June 1, 2003

Qing Cao and Jürgen Jahns, "Nonparaxial model for the focusing of high-numerical-aperture photon sieves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1005-1012 (2003)

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