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Low-loss and birefringent terahertz polymer elliptical-tube waveguides
Author(s): Jingli Wang; Jianquan Yao
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Paper Abstract

In this work, modal birefringence and loss characteristic for the fundamental mode in terahertz (THz) polymer elliptical-tube waveguides are investigated by using a full vector finite element method (FEM). Numerical results show that this kind of waveguide has high birefringence (~10-2) and better loss property as a large part of mode power is trapped in the air-core inside the polymer elliptical-tube. Dependence study of the birefringence on several parameters is also provided and numerical results show the birefringence increases as refractive index and thickness of polymer tube increased.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7854, Infrared, Millimeter Wave, and Terahertz Technologies, 78543F (5 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868600
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Jingli Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Nanjing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jianquan Yao, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7854:
Infrared, Millimeter Wave, and Terahertz Technologies
Cunlin Zhang; Xi-Cheng Zhang; Peter H. Siegel; Li He; Sheng-Cai Shi, Editor(s)

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