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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010
  • pp: 309–322

Modal characteristics of antiresonant reflecting pipe waveguides for terahertz waveguiding

Chih-Hsien Lai, Borwen You, Ja-Yu Lu, Tze-An Liu, Jin-Long Peng, Chi-Kuang Sun, and Hung-chun Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 309-322 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.000309


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Abstract

Modal characteristics of the THz pipe waveguide, which is a thin pipe consisting of a large air core and a thin dielectric layer with uniform but low index, are investigated. Modal indices and attenuation constants are calculated for various core diameters, cladding thicknesses, and cladding refractive indices. Numerical results reveal that the guiding mechanism of the leaky core modes, which transmit most of the power in the air-core region, is that of the antiresonant reflecting guiding. Moreover, modal patterns including modal intensity distributions and electric field vector distributions are shown for the fundamental and higher order modes. Experiments using time-domain spectroscopy with PMMA pipes also confirm the antiresonant reflecting guiding mechanism.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2009
Published: December 23, 2009

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Chih-Hsien Lai, Borwen You, Ja-Yu Lu, Tze-An Liu, Jin-Long Peng, Chi-Kuang Sun, and Hung-chun Chang, "Modal characteristics of antiresonant reflecting pipe waveguides for terahertz waveguiding," Opt. Express 18, 309-322 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-1-309


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