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Terahertz science and applications based on poled electro-optic polymers
Author(s): Xuemei Zheng; Colin V. McLaughlin; P. Cunningham; L. Michael Hayden
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Paper Abstract

We review recent research using amorphous electrooptic (EO) polymers for generation and detection of broadband terahertz radiation (0.3 THz -30 THz). The advantages of amorphous EO polymers over other materials for broadband THz generation (via optical rectification) and detection (via EO sampling) include a lack of phonon absorption (good transparency) in the THz regime, high EO coefficient and good phase-matching properties, and, of course, easy fabrication (low cost). Our ~12-THz, spectral gap-free THz system based on a polymer emitter-sensor pair is an excellent demonstration of the advantages of the use of EO polymers. This system has been employed as a wideband spectrometer to study dielectric materials in the THz regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6472, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics VI, 64720F (1 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696650
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Xuemei Zheng, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Colin V. McLaughlin, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
P. Cunningham, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
L. Michael Hayden, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6472:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics VI
Kurt J. Linden; Laurence P. Sadwick, Editor(s)

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