Abstract

Small diameter hollow-core terahertz waveguide designs based on inhibited coupling hollow-core optical fibers are investigated. Rather than scaling up the entire structure, only resonant features in the cladding were scaled, shifting the transmission windows to longer wavelengths but not increasing the overall diameter of the waveguide by the same factor. Trade-offs between structure size and loss using this approach are quantified through numerical simulations. An idealized waveguide consisting of a simplified capillary structure is also investigated for comparison.

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S. Fevrier, B. Beaudou, P. Viale, "Understanding origin of loss in large pitch hollow-core photonic crystal fibers and their design simplification," Opt. Exp. 18, 5142-5150 (2010).

F. Gerome, R. Jamier, J. L. Auguste, G. Humbert, J. M. Blondy, "Simplified hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 1157-1159 (2010).

C. H. Lai, "Modal characteristics of antiresonant reflecting pipe waveguides for terahertz waveguiding," Opt. Exp. 18, 309-322 (2010).

2009 (4)

L. Vincetti, "Numerical analysis of plastic hollow core microstructured fiber for terahertz applications," Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 398-401 (2009).

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, D. M. Mittleman, "A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 3 (2009).

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S. Atakaramians, "THz porous fibers: design, fabrication and experimental characterization," Opt. Exp. 17, 14053-14062 (2009).

2008 (7)

Y. F. Geng, X. L. Tan, K. Zhong, P. Wang, J. Q. Yao, "Low loss plastic terahertz photonic bandgap fibers," Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3961-3963 (2008).

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, M. Skorobogatiy, "Porous polymer fibers for low-loss terahertz guiding," Opt. Exp. 16, 6340-6351 (2008).

A. Argyros, S. G. Leon-Saval, J. Pla, A. Docherty, "Antiresonant reflection and inhibited coupling in hollow-core square lattice optical fibers," Opt. Exp. 16, 5642-5648 (2008).

M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, S. G. Leon-Saval, "Polycarbonate hollow-core microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 2446-2448 (2008).

C. S. Ponseca, "Transmission of terahertz radiation using a microstructured polymer optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 902-904 (2008).

J. Y. Lu, "Terahertz air-core microstructure fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 3 (2008).

Y. H. Lo, R. Leonhardt, "Aspheric lenses for terahertz imaging," Opt. Exp. 16, 15991-15998 (2008).

2007 (6)

G. J. Pearce, G. S. Wiederhecker, C. G. Poulton, S. Burger, P. S. J. Russell, "Models for guidance in kagome-structured hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Exp. 15, 12680-12685 (2007).

R. J. Yu, "Proposal for ultralow loss hollow-core plastic Bragg fiber with cobweb-structured cladding for terahertz waveguiding," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 910-912 (2007).

B. Bowden, J. A. Harrington, O. Mitrofanov, "Silver/polystyrene-coated hollow glass waveguides for the transmission of terahertz radiation," Opt. Lett. 32, 2945-2947 (2007).

M. Tonouchi, "Cutting-edge terahertz technology," Nature Photon. 1, 97-105 (2007).

W. L. Chan, J. Deibel, D. M. Mittleman, "Imaging with terahertz radiation," Reports Progr. Phys. 70, 1325-1379 (2007).

A. Argyros, J. Pla, "Hollow-core polymer fibers with a kagome lattice: Potential for transmission in the infrared," Opt. Exp. 15, 7713-7719 (2007).

2006 (1)

P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic-crystal fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4729-4749 (2006).

2005 (1)

P. J. Roberts, "Ultimate low loss of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Exp. 13, 236-244 (2005).

2004 (2)

K. L. Wang, D. M. Mittleman, "Metal wires for terahertz wave guiding," Nature 432, 376-379 (2004).

M. Goto, A. Quema, H. Takahashi, S. Ono, N. Sarukura, "Teflon photonic crystal fiber as terahertz waveguide," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2, Lett, 43, L317-L319 (2004).

2003 (1)

N. A. Issa, L. Poladian, "Vector wave expansion method for leaky modes of microstructured optical fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1005-1012 (2003).

2002 (4)

N. M. Litchinitser, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, B. J. Eggleton, "Antiresonant reflecting photonic crystal optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 27, 1592-1594 (2002).

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, P. S. J. Russell, "Stimulated Raman scattering in hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Science 298, 399-402 (2002).

B. Ferguson, X. C. Zhang, "Materials for terahertz science and technology," Nature Mater. 1, 26-33 (2002).

H. Han, H. Park, M. Cho, J. Kim, "Terahertz pulse propagation in a plastic photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 2634-2636 (2002).

2001 (2)

R. Mendis, D. Grischkowsky, "Undistorted guided-wave propagation of subpicosecond terahertz pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 846-848 (2001).

S. G. Johnson, "Low-loss asymptotically single-mode propagation in large-core OmniGuide fibers," Opt. Exp. 9, 748-779 (2001).

2000 (1)

R. Mendis, D. Grischkowsky, "Plastic ribbon THz waveguides," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4449-4451 (2000).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, D. M. Mittleman, "A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 3 (2009).

H. Han, H. Park, M. Cho, J. Kim, "Terahertz pulse propagation in a plastic photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 2634-2636 (2002).

J. Y. Lu, "Terahertz air-core microstructure fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 3 (2008).

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. F. Geng, X. L. Tan, K. Zhong, P. Wang, J. Q. Yao, "Low loss plastic terahertz photonic bandgap fibers," Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3961-3963 (2008).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. J. Yu, "Proposal for ultralow loss hollow-core plastic Bragg fiber with cobweb-structured cladding for terahertz waveguiding," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 910-912 (2007).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

R. Mendis, D. Grischkowsky, "Plastic ribbon THz waveguides," J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4449-4451 (2000).

J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic-crystal fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4729-4749 (2006).

A. Argyros, "Microstructured polymer optical fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 27, 1571-1579 (2009).

N. A. Issa, L. Poladian, "Vector wave expansion method for leaky modes of microstructured optical fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 1005-1012 (2003).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2, Lett, (1)

M. Goto, A. Quema, H. Takahashi, S. Ono, N. Sarukura, "Teflon photonic crystal fiber as terahertz waveguide," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2, Lett, 43, L317-L319 (2004).

Nature (1)

K. L. Wang, D. M. Mittleman, "Metal wires for terahertz wave guiding," Nature 432, 376-379 (2004).

Nature Mater. (1)

B. Ferguson, X. C. Zhang, "Materials for terahertz science and technology," Nature Mater. 1, 26-33 (2002).

Nature Photon. (1)

M. Tonouchi, "Cutting-edge terahertz technology," Nature Photon. 1, 97-105 (2007).

Opt. Exp. (10)

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, M. Skorobogatiy, "Porous polymer fibers for low-loss terahertz guiding," Opt. Exp. 16, 6340-6351 (2008).

S. Atakaramians, "THz porous fibers: design, fabrication and experimental characterization," Opt. Exp. 17, 14053-14062 (2009).

P. J. Roberts, "Ultimate low loss of hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Exp. 13, 236-244 (2005).

S. Fevrier, B. Beaudou, P. Viale, "Understanding origin of loss in large pitch hollow-core photonic crystal fibers and their design simplification," Opt. Exp. 18, 5142-5150 (2010).

S. G. Johnson, "Low-loss asymptotically single-mode propagation in large-core OmniGuide fibers," Opt. Exp. 9, 748-779 (2001).

C. H. Lai, "Modal characteristics of antiresonant reflecting pipe waveguides for terahertz waveguiding," Opt. Exp. 18, 309-322 (2010).

Y. H. Lo, R. Leonhardt, "Aspheric lenses for terahertz imaging," Opt. Exp. 16, 15991-15998 (2008).

G. J. Pearce, G. S. Wiederhecker, C. G. Poulton, S. Burger, P. S. J. Russell, "Models for guidance in kagome-structured hollow-core photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Exp. 15, 12680-12685 (2007).

A. Argyros, J. Pla, "Hollow-core polymer fibers with a kagome lattice: Potential for transmission in the infrared," Opt. Exp. 15, 7713-7719 (2007).

A. Argyros, S. G. Leon-Saval, J. Pla, A. Docherty, "Antiresonant reflection and inhibited coupling in hollow-core square lattice optical fibers," Opt. Exp. 16, 5642-5648 (2008).

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

L. Vincetti, "Numerical analysis of plastic hollow core microstructured fiber for terahertz applications," Opt. Fiber Technol. 15, 398-401 (2009).

Opt. Lett. (6)

Reports Progr. Phys. (1)

W. L. Chan, J. Deibel, D. M. Mittleman, "Imaging with terahertz radiation," Reports Progr. Phys. 70, 1325-1379 (2007).

Science (1)

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, P. S. J. Russell, "Stimulated Raman scattering in hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Science 298, 399-402 (2002).

Other (3)

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1983).

T. D. Hedley, D. M. Bird, F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, P. S. J. Russell, "Modelling of a novel hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Proc. Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics/Quantum Electron. Laser Sci. Conf. (2003).

M. Naftaly, R. E. Miles, Terahertz Frequency Detection and Identification of Materials and Objects (Springer, 2007) pp. 107-122.

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