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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1401–1403

Liquid-crystal-based terahertz tunable Solc filter

I-Chen Ho, Ci-Ling Pan, Cho-Fan Hsieh, and Ru-Pin Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1401-1403 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001401


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Abstract

A broadly tunable terahertz Solc-type birefringence filter is demonstrated. The first central passband frequency of the filter can be continuously tuned from 0.176 to 0.793 THz using magnetically controlled birefringence in nematic liquid crystals. The insertion loss of the present device is about 5 dB .

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OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2008
Published: June 19, 2008

Citation
I-Chen Ho, Ci-Ling Pan, Cho-Fan Hsieh, and Ru-Pin Pan, "Liquid-crystal-based terahertz tunable Solc filter," Opt. Lett. 33, 1401-1403 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-13-1401


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