A photon sieve with 107 holes has been constructed for operation at optical wavelengths. Details of the design, fabrication, and performance of this device are presented. The 1 m focal-length, 0.1 m diameter element is diffraction limited over a significant bandwidth and has a moderate field of view.
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(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
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Diffraction and Gratings
Geoff Andersen, "Large optical photon sieve," Opt. Lett. 30, 2976-2978 (2005)