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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18895–18909

Linear to radial polarization conversion in the THz domain using a passive system

T. Grosjean, F. Baida, R. Adam, J-P. Guillet, L. Billot, P. Nouvel, J. Torres, A. Penarier, D. Charraut, and L. Chusseau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18895-18909 (2008)

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This paper addresses a passive system capable of converting a linearly polarized THz beam into a radially polarized one. This is obtained by extending to THz frequencies and waveguides an already proven concept based on mode selection in optical fibers. The approach is validated at 0.1 THz owing to the realization of a prototype involving a circular waveguide and two tapers that exhibits a radially polarized beam at its output. By a simple homothetic size reduction, the system can be easily adapted to higher THz frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2008
Published: November 3, 2008

T. Grosjean, F. Baida, R. Adam, J.-P. Guillet, L. Billot, P. Nouvel, J. Torres, A. Penarier, D. Charraut, and L. Chusseau, "Linear to radial polarization conversion in the THz domain using a passive system," Opt. Express 16, 18895-18909 (2008)

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