The confusion apparently stems from the fact that our paper [ Appl. Opt. 44, 5937 (2005)] dealt with modulated pulses, modulated at terahertz frequency, while Mendis’ paper [ Appl. Opt. 47, 4231 (2008)] dealt with narrow-baseband pulses that may contain a very large (terahertz) spectral width. Therefore, the criticism given by Mendis is erroneous, since his analysis is for baseband pulses only.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2008
Published: August 5, 2008
C. Yeh, F. Shimabukuro, and P. H. Siegel, "Reply to Comment on “Low-loss terahertz ribbon waveguides”," Appl. Opt. 47, 4253-4254 (2008)