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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1017–1019

Investigation on spectral loss characteristics of subwavelength terahertz fibers

Hung-Wen Chen, Yu-Tai Li, Ci-Ling Pan, Jeng-Liang Kuo, Ja-Yu Lu, Li-Jin Chen, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1017-1019 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001017


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Abstract

By measuring the spectral loss characteristics of subwavelength-diameter terahertz fibers, our study supports the recent theory proposed by M. Sumetsky [Opt. Lett. 31, 870 (2006)] that diameter-variation-induced radiation is a dominant loss mechanism for subwavelength fibers in the low- ( < 1 % ) core-fraction-power regime. This physical mechanism limits the lowest guidable frequency in a subwavelength fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Hung-Wen Chen, Yu-Tai Li, Ci-Ling Pan, Jeng-Liang Kuo, Ja-Yu Lu, Li-Jin Chen, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "Investigation on spectral loss characteristics of subwavelength terahertz fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 1017-1019 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1017


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