A low-loss CYTOP planar photonic crystal THz waveguide with single-mode propagation is realized. The highly transparent nature of CYTOP from deep ultraviolet to the THz region indicates its potential usage as component of hybrid optics.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
G. B. De Los Reyes, A. Quema, E. Estacio, C. Ponseca, R. Pobre, R. Quiroga, H. Murukami, S. Ono, N. Sarukura, K. Aosaki, Y. Sakane, and H. Sato, "Low-loss Single-mode THz Waveguiding Using CYTOP, a Highly Transparent Plastic with Potential as Hybrid Optics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMS2.
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