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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 7–12

Highly birefringent terahertz polarization maintaining plastic photonic crystal fibers

M. Cho, J. Kim, H. Park, Y. Han, K. Moon, E. Jung, and H. Han  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 7-12 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.000007


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Abstract

Guided-wave propagation of sub-ps terahertz (THz) pulses in a highly birefringent plastic photonic crystal fiber was studied by using a THz time domain spectroscopy technique. The plastic photonic crystal fiber was fabricated by using high density polyethylene tubes and solid filaments. The fabricated THz plastic photonic crystal fibers exhibit an extremely large birefringence of ~2.1×10-2, which is almost one order of magnitude larger than that of previously reported photonic crystal fibers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2007
Published: December 21, 2007

Citation
M. Cho, J. Kim, H. Park, Y. Han, K. Moon, E. Jung, and H. Han, "Highly birefringent terahertz polarization maintaining plastic photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Express 16, 7-12 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-1-7


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