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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 4231–4234

Comment on “Low-loss terahertz ribbon waveguides”

Rajind Mendis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 23, pp. 4231-4234 (2008)

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We point out an important fundamental limitation associated with the dielectric ribbon waveguide described by Yeh et al. [Appl. Opt. 44, 5937 (2005)], which would restrict its practical use in ultrahigh- or terahertz-speed guided-wave applications, contrary to their underlying prediction, and we additionally point out a noteworthy inaccuracy in their introductory discussion.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2008
Published: August 5, 2008

Rajind Mendis, "Comment on “Low-loss terahertz ribbon waveguides”," Appl. Opt. 47, 4231-4234 (2008)

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