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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 24884–24889

Paper terahertz wave plates

Benedikt Scherger, Maik Scheller, Nico Vieweg, Steven T. Cundiff, and Martin Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 24884-24889 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024884


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Abstract

We present a low-cost terahertz wave plate based on form birefringence fabricated using ordinary paper. Measurements of the transfer function of the wave plate between polarizers closely agree with predictions based on the measured complex indices of refraction of the effective medium. For the design frequency, the dependence on wave plate angle also agrees with theory.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2011
Published: November 21, 2011

Citation
Benedikt Scherger, Maik Scheller, Nico Vieweg, Steven T. Cundiff, and Martin Koch, "Paper terahertz wave plates," Opt. Express 19, 24884-24889 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-24884


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