Experimental demonstration of near-field focusing of a phase micro-Fresnel zone plate (FZP) under linearly polarized illumination

R. G. Mote, Siu Fung Yu, A. Kumar, W. Zhou, X. F. Li

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A high numerical aperture binary phase micro-Fresnel zone plate (FZP) is designed and fabricated on a glass substrate by using a focused ion beam technique. Focusing characteristics of the phase micro-FZP are measured by a near-field scanning optical microscope using linearly polarized light as an illumination source. It is found that an asymmetric spot with subwavelength beam width and elongated depth of focus can be obtained from the phase micro-FZP. Furthermore, the measurement is shown to be consistent with the calculation result. Further, the tolerance in fabrication errors like tilt of side walls on focusing is discussed with numerical simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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