The eigenpolarizations and resonant frequencies are derived for a circular dielectric waveguide resonator (EH11 mode) terminated by perfectly reflecting metallic rooftop mirrors. It is demonstrated that, in the far-IR region, circularly polarized helical standing waves result from an arbitrary angular misalignment of the rooftop creases. Further, the right and left circularly polarized modes have different resonant frequencies.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1982
Published: March 1, 1983
D. K. Mansfield, K. Jones, L. C. Johnson, and A. Semet, "Theory of the rooftop resonator: resonant frequencies and eigenpolarizations," Appl. Opt. 22, 662-665 (1983)