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Shaping of electromagnetic fields for THz plasmonics
Author(s): A. Edelmann; S. Helfert; J. Jahns
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Paper Abstract

The material characteristics in the THz-domain are an outstanding issue that challenge the development of suitable waveguides. It was shown that a simple metallic wires can provide waveguding with low attenuation and low dispersion. However, the need of an efficient coupling of free-space radiation limits the capabilities of the metallic wires. Here we suggest a coupling method which promise a significant increase in the coupling efficiency. We use the endfire-method which allows an excitation of the waveguide modes by direct illumination to the wire's front facet. The incident field is shaped in the field distribution by a spiral axicon and the polarization is modified by a sub-wavelength grating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8999, Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII, 899913 (25 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036275
Show Author Affiliations
A. Edelmann, FernUniv. Hagen (Germany)
S. Helfert, FernUniv. Hagen (Germany)
J. Jahns, FernUniv. Hagen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8999:
Complex Light and Optical Forces VIII
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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