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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26332–26338

Bending loss of terahertz pipe waveguides

Jen-Tang Lu, Yu-Chun Hsueh, Yu-Ru Huang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26332-26338 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026332


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Abstract

We present an experimental study on the bending loss of terahertz (THz) pipe waveguide. Bending loss of pipe waveguides is investigated for various frequencies, polarizations, core diameters, cladding thicknesses, and cladding materials. Our results indicate that the pipe waveguides with lower guiding loss suffer lower bending loss due to stronger mode confinement. The unexpected low bending loss in the investigated simple leaky waveguide structure promises variety of flexible applications.

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

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Citation
Jen-Tang Lu, Yu-Chun Hsueh, Yu-Ru Huang, Yuh-Jing Hwang, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "Bending loss of terahertz pipe waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 26332-26338 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26332


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