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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: B60–B69

Terahertz polarization conversion with quartz waveplate sets

Andrey K. Kaveev, Grigory I. Kropotov, Ekaterina V. Tsygankova, Ivan A. Tzibizov, Sergey D. Ganichev, Sergey N. Danilov, Peter Olbrich, Christina Zoth, Elizaveta G. Kaveeva, Alexander I. Zhdanov, Andrey A. Ivanov, Ramil Z. Deyanov, and Britta Redlich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. B60-B69 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000B60


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Abstract

We present the results of calculation and experimental testing of an achromatic polarization converter and a composite terahertz waveplate (WP), which are represented by sets of plane-parallel birefringent plates with in-plane birefringence axis. The calculations took into account the effect of interference, which was especially prominent when plates were separated by an air gap. The possibility of development of a spectrum analyzer design based on a set of WPs is also discussed.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz

History
Original Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2012
Published: January 21, 2013

Citation
Andrey K. Kaveev, Grigory I. Kropotov, Ekaterina V. Tsygankova, Ivan A. Tzibizov, Sergey D. Ganichev, Sergey N. Danilov, Peter Olbrich, Christina Zoth, Elizaveta G. Kaveeva, Alexander I. Zhdanov, Andrey A. Ivanov, Ramil Z. Deyanov, and Britta Redlich, "Terahertz polarization conversion with quartz waveplate sets," Appl. Opt. 52, B60-B69 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-4-B60


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