Terahertz form birefringence

Maik Scheller, Christian Jördens, Martin Koch

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We report on one-dimensional photonic crystals designed to exhibit a pronounced form birefringence at terahertz frequencies. The crystals can be used as volumetric quasioptical elements for a broad frequency range. Theoretical simulations of the dielectric parameters of these structures are presented as well as measurement results of a polymeric crystal that exhibit a birefringence of 0.25 at 300 GHz. As a potential application, the device is exemplarily used as terahertz wave plate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10137-10142
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Scheller, M., Jördens, C., & Koch, M. (2010). Terahertz form birefringence. Optics Express, 18(10), 10137-10142. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.010137