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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 3962–3972

Terahertz electromagnetic crystal waveguide fabricated by polymer jetting rapid prototyping

Ziran Wu, Wei-Ren Ng, Michael E. Gehm, and Hao Xin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 3962-3972 (2011)

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An all-dielectric THz waveguide has been designed, fabricated and characterized. The design is based on a hollow-core electromagnetic crystal waveguide, and the fabrication is implemented via polymer-jetting rapid prototyping. Measurements of the waveguide power loss factor show good agreement with simulation. As an initial example, a waveguide with propagation loss of 0.03 dB/mm at 105 GHz is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

Ziran Wu, Wei-Ren Ng, Michael E. Gehm, and Hao Xin, "Terahertz electromagnetic crystal waveguide fabricated by polymer jetting rapid prototyping," Opt. Express 19, 3962-3972 (2011)

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