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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2665–2667

Wire-grid polarizer sheet in the terahertz region fabricated by nanoimprint technology

Keisuke Takano, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Akira Ichii, Isao Morimoto, and Masanori Hangyo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2665-2667 (2011)

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Wire-grid polarizer sheets in the terahertz region have been fabricated on flexible substrates by nanoimprint technology. They show an ideal polarization property in the terahertz frequency region, whereas the cost is very low. Since the wire pitch is far smaller than the wavelength, the effective medium theory agrees well with experimental results. The effective medium theory shows the possibility of further improvement of polarization properties by selecting appropriate materials for wire grids.

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OCIS Codes
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

Keisuke Takano, Hiroshi Yokoyama, Akira Ichii, Isao Morimoto, and Masanori Hangyo, "Wire-grid polarizer sheet in the terahertz region fabricated by nanoimprint technology," Opt. Lett. 36, 2665-2667 (2011)

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