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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3626–3631

Negative index Clarricoats-Waldron waveguides for terahertz and far infrared applications

Alessandro Salandrino and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3626-3631 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.003626


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Abstract

We explore a class of dielectrically loaded metallic waveguides capable of supporting negative index modes in the far infrared and terahertz regime. Principles of operation, modal structure and appropriate coupling schemes are analytically and numerically investigated. The extreme simplicity of the proposed design, along with the non-conventional and counter intuitive electromagnetic properties of this family of waveguides, makes these structures excellent candidates for the practical realization of negative index far infrared and terahertz devices with new and interesting functionalities. Generalizations and extensions of the suggested design are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 4, 2010

Citation
Alessandro Salandrino and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Negative index Clarricoats-Waldron waveguides for terahertz and far infrared applications," Opt. Express 18, 3626-3631 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-4-3626


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