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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 14852–14859

Terahertz notch and low-pass filters based on band gaps properties by using metal slits in tapered parallel-plate waveguides

Eui Su Lee, Sun-Goo Lee, Chul-Sik Kee, and Tae-In Jeon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14852-14859 (2011)

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We present a tunable notch filter having a wide terahertz (THz) frequency range and a low-pass filter (LPF) having a 0.78 THz cutoff frequency. Single slit and multiple slits are positioned at the center of air gaps in tapered parallel-plate waveguides (TPPWG) to obtain the notch filter and LPF, respectively. The notch filter has a dispersion-free and low-loss transverse magnetic (TM) mode. The Q factor was proved to be 138, and the resonant frequency is easily tunable by adjusting the air gaps between TPPWG. On the other hand, the cut off frequency of the LPF was determined using a Bragg stop band, which depends on slit period. The LPF has a transition width of 68 GHz at the cutoff frequency and a dynamic range of 35 dB at stop bands. In addition, the characteristics of such filters were analyzed using finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2011
Published: July 18, 2011

Eui Su Lee, Sun-Goo Lee, Chul-Sik Kee, and Tae-In Jeon, "Terahertz notch and low-pass filters based on band gaps properties by using metal slits in tapered parallel-plate waveguides," Opt. Express 19, 14852-14859 (2011)

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