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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 11958–11963

Fractal photon sieve

Fernando Giménez, Juan A. Monsoriu, Walter D. Furlan, and Amparo Pons  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 11958-11963 (2006)

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A novel focusing structure with fractal properties is presented. It is a photon sieve in which the pinholes are appropriately distributed over the zones of a fractal zone plate. The focusing properties of the fractal photon sieve are analyzed. The good performance of our proposal is demonstrated experimentally with a series of images obtained under white light illumination. It is shown that compared with a conventional photon sieve, the fractal photon sieve exhibits an extended depth of field and a reduced chromatic aberration.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Fernando Giménez, Juan A. Monsoriu, Walter D. Furlan, and Amparo Pons, "Fractal photon sieve," Opt. Express 14, 11958-11963 (2006)

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