Abstract

A novel plasmonic THz fiber is described that features two metallic wires that are held in place by the porous dielectric cladding functioning as a mechanical support. This design is more convenient for practical applications than a classic two metal wire THz waveguide as it allows direct manipulations of the fiber without the risk of perturbing its core-guided mode. Not surprisingly, optical properties of such fibers are inferior to those of a classic two-wire waveguide due to the presence of lossy dielectric near an inter-wire gap. At the same time, composite fibers outperform porous fibers of the same geometry both in bandwidth of operation and in lower dispersion. Finally, by increasing cladding porosity one can consistently improve optical properties of the composite fibers.

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A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Low loss porous terahertz fibers containing multiple subwavelength holes,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(7), 071101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Porous polymer fibers for low-loss Terahertz guiding,” Opt. Express16(9), 6340–6351 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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E. J. Zeman and G. C. Schatz, “An accurate electromagnetic theory study of surface enhancement factors for silver, gold, copper, lithium, sodium, aluminum, gallium, indium, zinc, and cadmium,” J. Phys. Chem.91(3), 634–643 (1987).
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Alexander, R. W.

Allard, J. F.

Anthony, J.

Argyros, A.

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Bowden, B.

Chang, H. C.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, L.-J.

Chinnappan, R.

Darcie, T. E.

Dubois, C.

Dupuis, A.

George, R.

Gorgutsa, S.

Grischkowsky, D.

Harrington, J. A.

Hassani, A.

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Porous polymer fibers for low-loss Terahertz guiding,” Opt. Express16(9), 6340–6351 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Ito, T.

Jeon, S.-G.

Y.-S. Jin, G.-J. Kim, and S.-G. Jeon, “Terahertz Dielectric Properties of Polymers,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.49, 513–517 (2006).

Jin, Y.-S.

Y.-S. Jin, G.-J. Kim, and S.-G. Jeon, “Terahertz Dielectric Properties of Polymers,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.49, 513–517 (2006).

Kao, T.-F.

Katagiri, T.

Kim, G.-J.

Y.-S. Jin, G.-J. Kim, and S.-G. Jeon, “Terahertz Dielectric Properties of Polymers,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.49, 513–517 (2006).

Kurz, H.

Lai, C.-H.

Leonhardt, R.

Liu, T.-A.

Long, L. L.

Lu, J.-Y.

Marchewka, A.

Markov, A.

Matsuura, Y.

Mazhorova, A.

Mbonye, M.

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, and D. Mittleman, “A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett.95(23), 233506 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mendis, R.

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, and D. Mittleman, “A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett.95(23), 233506 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Mendis and D. Grischkowsky, “Undistorted guided-wave propagation of subpicosecond terahertz pulses,” Opt. Lett.26(11), 846–848 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Minamide, H.

Mitrofanov, O.

Mittleman, D.

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, and D. Mittleman, “A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett.95(23), 233506 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. Wang and D. Mittleman, “Guided propagation of terahertz pulses on metal wires,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B22(9), 2001–2008 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mittleman, D. M.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miyagi, M.

Morris, D.

Mueller, E.

Nagel, M.

Ng, A.

Ordal, M. A.

Pahlevaninezhad, H.

Pedersen, P.

Peng, J.-L.

Querry, M. R.

Rozé, M.

Sato, S.

Schatz, G. C.

E. J. Zeman and G. C. Schatz, “An accurate electromagnetic theory study of surface enhancement factors for silver, gold, copper, lithium, sodium, aluminum, gallium, indium, zinc, and cadmium,” J. Phys. Chem.91(3), 634–643 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Skorobogata, O.

Skorobogatiy, M.

A. Mazhorova, A. Markov, A. Ng, R. Chinnappan, O. Skorobogata, M. Zourob, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Label-free bacteria detection using evanescent mode of a suspended core terahertz fiber,” Opt. Express20(5), 5344–5355 (2012).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ung, A. Mazhorova, A. Dupuis, M. Rozé, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Polymer microstructured optical fibers for terahertz wave guiding,” Opt. Express19(26), B848–B861 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dupuis, K. Stoeffler, B. Ung, C. Dubois, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Transmission measurements of hollow-core THz Bragg fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B28(4), 896–907 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stoeffler, K.

Sun, C.-K.

Ung, B.

Walther, M.

Wang, K.

K. Wang and D. Mittleman, “Guided propagation of terahertz pulses on metal wires,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B22(9), 2001–2008 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Wang and D. M. Mittleman, “Metal wires for terahertz wave guiding,” Nature432(7015), 376–379 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

You, B.

Zeman, E. J.

E. J. Zeman and G. C. Schatz, “An accurate electromagnetic theory study of surface enhancement factors for silver, gold, copper, lithium, sodium, aluminum, gallium, indium, zinc, and cadmium,” J. Phys. Chem.91(3), 634–643 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zourob, M.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Low loss porous terahertz fibers containing multiple subwavelength holes,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(7), 071101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Mbonye, R. Mendis, and D. Mittleman, “A terahertz two-wire waveguide with low bending loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett.95(23), 233506 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Korean Phys. Soc.

Y.-S. Jin, G.-J. Kim, and S.-G. Jeon, “Terahertz Dielectric Properties of Polymers,” J. Korean Phys. Soc.49, 513–517 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. Chem.

E. J. Zeman and G. C. Schatz, “An accurate electromagnetic theory study of surface enhancement factors for silver, gold, copper, lithium, sodium, aluminum, gallium, indium, zinc, and cadmium,” J. Phys. Chem.91(3), 634–643 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Nature

K. Wang and D. M. Mittleman, “Metal wires for terahertz wave guiding,” Nature432(7015), 376–379 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express

M. Nagel, A. Marchewka, and H. Kurz, “Low-index discontinuity terahertz waveguides,” Opt. Express14(21), 9944–9954 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mazhorova, A. Markov, A. Ng, R. Chinnappan, O. Skorobogata, M. Zourob, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Label-free bacteria detection using evanescent mode of a suspended core terahertz fiber,” Opt. Express20(5), 5344–5355 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Anthony, R. Leonhardt, and A. Argyros, “Hybrid hollow core fibers with embedded wires as THz waveguides,” Opt. Express21(3), 2903–2912 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Pahlevaninezhad and T. E. Darcie, “Coupling of Terahertz Waves to a Two-Wire Waveguide,” Opt. Express18(22), 22614–22624 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C.-H. Lai, B. You, J.-Y. Lu, T.-A. Liu, J.-L. Peng, C.-K. Sun, and H. C. Chang, “Modal characteristics of antiresonant reflecting pipe waveguides for terahertz waveguiding,” Opt. Express18(1), 309–322 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Harrington, R. George, P. Pedersen, and E. Mueller, “Hollow polycarbonate waveguides with inner Cu coatings for delivery of terahertz radiation,” Opt. Express12(21), 5263–5268 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ung, A. Mazhorova, A. Dupuis, M. Rozé, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Polymer microstructured optical fibers for terahertz wave guiding,” Opt. Express19(26), B848–B861 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rozé, B. Ung, A. Mazhorova, M. Walther, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Suspended core subwavelength fibers: towards practical designs for low-loss terahertz guidance,” Opt. Express19(10), 9127–9138 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Hassani, A. Dupuis, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Porous polymer fibers for low-loss Terahertz guiding,” Opt. Express16(9), 6340–6351 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Dupuis, J. F. Allard, D. Morris, K. Stoeffler, C. Dubois, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Fabrication and THz loss measurements of porous subwavelength fibers using a directional coupler method,” Opt. Express17(10), 8012–8028 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett.

Other

A. Markov, S. Gorgutsa, H. Qu, and M. Skorobogatiy, “Practical Metal-Wire THz Waveguides,” arXiv:1206.2984 (2012); also presented at the Gordon Research Conference in Plasmonics, ME, USA (2012).

M. Skorobogatiy, Nanostructured and Subwavelength Waveguides (Wiley, 2012).

Y.-S. Lee, Principles of Terahertz Science and Technology (Springer, 2008).

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