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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1013–1018

Characterization of a microstructured Zeonex terahertz fiber

Jessienta Anthony, Rainer Leonhardt, Alexander Argyros, and Maryanne C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 1013-1018 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001013


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Abstract

We report on the characterization of Zeonex polymer in the terahertz (THz) region and the fabrication and characterization of a microstructured polymer fiber made of Zeonex. We demonstrate single-mode propagation with highly efficient coupling into the fiber close to the theoretical limit of 80% using specially designed lenses. The THz time domain measurements allow the loss and dispersion properties of the fiber to be determined, showing that for the current fiber the losses are only caused by the material loss. The phase refractive index is calcu lated from experimental data and compared to values predicted by scalar and vectorial simulations. Results for the dispersion parameter β 2 for a THz microstructured fiber are presented for the first time to our knowledge.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2011
Published: April 8, 2011

Citation
Jessienta Anthony, Rainer Leonhardt, Alexander Argyros, and Maryanne C. J. Large, "Characterization of a microstructured Zeonex terahertz fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1013-1018 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-5-1013

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