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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2945–2947

Silver/polystyrene-coated hollow glass waveguides for the transmission of terahertz radiation

Bradley Bowden, James A. Harrington, and Oleg Mitrofanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 2945-2947 (2007)

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We have applied techniques developed for IR waveguides to fabricate Ag/polystyrene (PS) -coated hollow glass waveguides (HGWs) for transmission of terahertz radiation. A loss of 0.95 dB m at 119 μ m ( 2.5 THz ) was obtained for a 2 mm bore, 90 cm long Ag/PS HGW. We found that TE modes are supported in HGWs with thin PS films, while hybrid (HE) modes dominate when PS film thickness increases. The lowest losses are obtained for the thicker PS films and the propagation of the HE modes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2007
Published: October 4, 2007

Bradley Bowden, James A. Harrington, and Oleg Mitrofanov, "Silver/polystyrene-coated hollow glass waveguides for the transmission of terahertz radiation," Opt. Lett. 32, 2945-2947 (2007)

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