Silver/polystyrene-coated hollow glass waveguides for the transmission of terahertz radiation

Bradley Bowden, James A. Harrington, Oleg Mitrofanov

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We have applied techniques developed for IR waveguides to fabricate Ag/polystyrene (PS) -coated hollow glass waveguides (HGWs) for transmission of terahertz radiation. A loss of 0.95 dB/m at 119 μm (2.5 THz) was obtained for a 2 mm bore, 90 cm long Ag/PS HGW. We found that TE modes are supported in HGWs with thin PS films, while hybrid (HE) modes dominate when PS film thickness increases. The lowest losses are obtained for the thicker PS films and the propagation of the HE modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2945-2947
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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