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A novel terahertz waveguide: polymer tube
Author(s): Daru Chen
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Paper Abstract

A kind of polymer tube with (elliptical) ring structure is proposed for Terahertz (THz) guiding. The THz polymer tube has the low-loss property due to the fact that the central air core of the polymer tubes traps a large part of the mode power. Properties such as the effective index and the relative absorption loss of the THz polymer tube are investigated. The elliptical polymer tube with a cross-section of elliptical ring structure can be used as a highly birefringent low-loss THz waveguide with a high birefringence (up to the order of 0.01). The birefringence property of the elliptical polymer tubes with different parameters is also calculated and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7986, Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VII, 79860T (19 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888154
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Daru Chen, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7986:
Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VII
Perry P. Shum, Editor(s)

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