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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 896–907

Transmission measurements of hollow-core THz Bragg fibers

Alexandre Dupuis, Karen Stoeffler, Bora Ung, Charles Dubois, and Maksim Skorobogatiy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 896-907 (2011)

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We report on the terahertz (THz) spectral characteristics of hollow-core THz Bragg fibers. Two types of high-index contrast Bragg fibers were fabricated: one based on the index contrast between a polymer and air, and the second based on the contrast between a pure polymer and a polymer composite doped with high-index inclusions. The THz transmission of these waveguides is compared to theoretical simulations of ideal and nonideal structures. Waveguide dispersion is low, and total loss measurements allow us to estimate an upper bound of 0.05 cm 1 for the power absorption coefficient of these waveguides in certain frequency bands. We discuss multimode regimes, coupling losses, fabrication difficulties, and how bending losses will ultimately be the discriminant between different THz waveguiding strategies.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

Alexandre Dupuis, Karen Stoeffler, Bora Ung, Charles Dubois, and Maksim Skorobogatiy, "Transmission measurements of hollow-core THz Bragg fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 896-907 (2011)

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