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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2116–2123

Thin chalcogenide capillaries as efficient waveguides from mid-infrared to terahertz

Anna Mazhorova, Andrey Markov, Bora Ung, Mathieu Rozé, Stepan Gorgutsa, and Maksim Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 2116-2123 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002116


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Abstract

We show that chalcogenide glass As38Se62 capillaries can act as efficient waveguides in the whole mid-infrared–terahertz (THz) spectral range. The capillaries are fabricated using a double crucible drawing technique. This technique allows to produce glass capillaries with wall thicknesses in the range of 12 to 130 μm. Such capillaries show low-loss guidance in the whole mid-IR–THz spectral range. We demonstrate experimentally that low-loss guidance with thin capillaries involves various guidance mechanisms, including Fresnel reflections at the capillary inner walls, resonant guidance (ARROW type) due to light interference in the thin capillary walls, as well as total internal reflection guidance where very thin capillary walls act as a subwavelength waveguide, which is especially easy to observe in the THz spectral range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012

Citation
Anna Mazhorova, Andrey Markov, Bora Ung, Mathieu Rozé, Stepan Gorgutsa, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Thin chalcogenide capillaries as efficient waveguides from mid-infrared to terahertz," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2116-2123 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-8-2116


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