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Polymer microstructured optical fibers for terahertz wave guiding

Bora Ung, Anna Mazhorova, Alexandre Dupuis, Mathieu Rozé and Maksim A. Skorobogatiy

Article (2011)

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We outline the most recent technological advancements in the design, fabrication and characterization of polymer microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) for applications in the terahertz waveband. Focusing on specific experimental demonstrations, we show that polymer optical fibers provide a very flexible route towards THz wave guiding. Crucial incentives include the large variety of the low-cost and relatively low absorption loss polymers, the facile fiber preform fabrication by molding, drilling, stacking and extrusion, and finally, the simple fabrication through fiber drawing at low forming temperatures.

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fiber design and fabrication; microstructured fibers; polymers; terahertz imaging; spectroscopy; terahertz

Subjects: 3100 Physics > 3110 Optics (see also Photon devices, 2505)
Department: Department of Engineering Physics
Research Center: COPL - Centre d'optique, photonique et laser
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/54227/
Journal Title: Optics Express (vol. 19, no. 26)
Publisher: Optica Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1364/oe.19.00b848
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.19.00b848
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2023 12:53
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 12:00
Cite in APA 7: Ung, B., Mazhorova, A., Dupuis, A., Rozé, M., & Skorobogatiy, M. A. (2011). Polymer microstructured optical fibers for terahertz wave guiding. Optics Express, 19(26), B848-B861. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.19.00b848

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