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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1051–1057

Metallic cylindrical focusing micromirrors with long axial focal depth or increased lateral resolution

Guo-Ai Mei, Jia-Sheng Ye, Yan Zhang, and Jie Lin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1051-1057 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.001051


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Abstract

Using a general focal-length function, two-dimensional long-focal-depth (LFD) metallic cylindrical focusing micromirrors (MCFMs) are designed and the focal performance is systematically investigated based on rigorous electromagnetic theory and the boundary element method. For a positive preset focal depth, simulation results reveal that the designed MCFMs still possess an LFD property and high lateral resolution even when the f-number is reduced to f / 0.3 . On the other hand, through setting the preset focal depth to be negative, increased lateral resolution is obtained, compared with the conventional MCFM. In addition, under multiwavelength illumination, a large common LFD region is demonstrated for the designed LFD MCFMs, which is due to the intrinsic achromatic property of reflective systems.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

ToC Category:
Diffraction

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2011
Published: May 17, 2011

Citation
Guo-Ai Mei, Jia-Sheng Ye, Yan Zhang, and Jie Lin, "Metallic cylindrical focusing micromirrors with long axial focal depth or increased lateral resolution," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1051-1057 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-6-1051


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