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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1174–1176

Polarizing terahertz waves with nematic liquid crystals

Cho-Fan Hsieh, Yu-Chien Lai, Ru-Pin Pan, and Ci-Ling Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1174-1176 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001174


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Abstract

A Feussner-type terahertz polarizer with a nematic liquid crystal (NLC) layer between two fused-silica prisms is demonstrated. The polarization factor and extinction ratio of the NLC-based terahertz polarizer can exceed 0.99 and 10 5 , respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008

Citation
Cho-Fan Hsieh, Yu-Chien Lai, Ru-Pin Pan, and Ci-Ling Pan, "Polarizing terahertz waves with nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 33, 1174-1176 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1174


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