A new method to generate superoscillating functions and supershifts

Yakir Aharonov, Fabrizio Colombo*, Irene Sabadini, Tomer Shushi, Daniele C. Struppa, Jeff Tollaksen

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Superoscillations are band-limited functions that can oscillate faster than their fastest Fourier component. These functions (or sequences) appear in weak values in quantum mechanics and in many fields of science and technology such as optics, signal processing and antenna theory. In this paper, we introduce a new method to generate superoscillatory functions that allows us to construct explicitly a very large class of superoscillatory functions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20210020
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2249
StatePublished - 26 May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • new method to generate superoscillations
  • superoscillating functions
  • supershift


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