OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2405–2407

Focusing light with a reflection photon sieve

Matthias Kalläne, Jens Buck, Sönke Harm, Ralph Seemann, Kai Rossnagel, and Lutz Kipp  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2405-2407 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002405


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (456 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An advanced type of diffractive optical element is presented that combines the concept of the photon sieve with an off-axis, off-normal incidence reflection geometry. Compared to transmission optical elements, the signal-to-background ratio is significantly increased by separating the first from other diffraction orders without drastically reducing the size of the smallest diffractive element. The reflection photon sieve produces sharp foci at maximum contrast and offers the advantages of effective heat dissipation and a large working space above the focal plane. Experimental results for a device working at a photon energy of 100 eV are presented and compared to theory.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

Citation
Matthias Kalläne, Jens Buck, Sönke Harm, Ralph Seemann, Kai Rossnagel, and Lutz Kipp, "Focusing light with a reflection photon sieve," Opt. Lett. 36, 2405-2407 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2405


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Kiskinova, M. Marsi, E. di Fabrizio, and M. Gentili, Surf. Rev. Lett. 6, 265 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Sakdinawat and D. Attwood, Nat. Photon. 4, 840 (2010). [CrossRef]
  3. G. Schmahl, D. Rudolph, P. Guttman, and O. Christ, Zone Plates for X-Ray Microscopy (Academic, 1984).
  4. W. Chao, B. H. Harteneck, J. A. Liddle, E. H. Anderson, and D. T. Attwood, Nature 435, 1210 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. J. Vila-Comamala, K. Jefimovs, J. Raabe, T. Pilvi, R. H. Fink, M. Senoner, A. Maassdorf, M. Ritala, and C. David, Ultramicroscopy 109, 1360 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. W. Chao, J. Kim, S. Rekawa, P. Fischer, and E. H. Anderson, Opt. Express 17, 17669 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. L. Kipp, M. Skibowski, R. L. Johnson, R. Bernd, R. Adelung, S. Harm, and R. Seemann, Nature 414, 184 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. T. Wilhein, D. Hambach, B. Niemann, M. Berglund, L. Rymell, and H. M. Hertz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 190 (1997). [CrossRef]
  9. T. Wilhein, D. Altenbernd, U. Teubner, E. Förster, R. Hässner, W. Theobald, and R. Sauerbrey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1235 (1998). [CrossRef]
  10. A. G. Michette, S. J. Pfauntsch, A. Erko, A. Firsov, and A. Svintsov, Opt. Commun. 245, 249 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. D. Attwood, Soft X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation (Cambridge University, 1999).
  12. B. Niemann, P. Guttmann, D. Hambach, G. Schneider, D. Weiss, and G. Schmahl, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 467–468, 857 (2001). [CrossRef]
  13. D. Hambach, M. Peuker, and G. Schneider, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 467–468, 877 (2001). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Bergemann, H. Keymeulen, and J. E. van der Veen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 204801 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. B. Niemann, T. Wilhein, T. Schliebe, R. Plontke, O. Fortagne, I. Stolberg, and M. Zierbock, Microelectron. Eng. 30, 49 (1996). [CrossRef]
  16. C. G. Schroer and B. Lengeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 054802(2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. C. Fuhse, C. Ollinger, and T. Salditt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 254801 (2006). [CrossRef]
  18. F. Pfeiffer, C. David, J. F. van der Veen, and C. Bergemann, Phys. Rev. B 73, 245331 (2006). [CrossRef]
  19. H. C. Kang, J. Maser, G. B. Stephenson, C. Liu, R. Conley, A. T. Macrander, and S. Vogt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127401(2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited