We numerically model the TE<sup>1</sup>-mode propagation of terahertz radiation inside a parallel-plate waveguide with curved plates. We show that a slight curvature can result in better mode confinement, without sacrificing its favorable dispersive properties.
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M. K. Mbonye, R. Mendis, and D. M. Mittleman, "Numerical Study of THz Propagation in Curved Parallel-Plate Waveguides via the Lowest-Order Transverse-Electric (TE<sup>1</sup>) Mode," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA119.
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