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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2006
  • pp: 1857–1860

Terahertz wave propagation in one-dimensional periodic dielectrics

N. Amer, W. C. Hurlbut, B. J. Norton, Yun-Shik Lee, S. L. Etringer, and B. K. Paul  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp. 1857-1860 (2006)

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We demonstrate the temporal evolution of terahertz (THz) wave propagation in one-dimensional periodic dielectrics. Distributed Bragg reflectors and a resonant cavity are investigated: The structures involve air gaps interleaved between polymer films. Transmitted and reflected broadband THz waves are measured by means of THz time-domain spectroscopy. The experimental results agree well with transfer matrix calculations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2005

N. Amer, W. C. Hurlbut, B. J. Norton, Yun-Shik Lee, S. L. Etringer, and B. K. Paul, "Terahertz wave propagation in one-dimensional periodic dielectrics," Appl. Opt. 45, 1857-1860 (2006)

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