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Type: Journal article
Title: Porous fibers: a novel approach to low loss THz waveguides
Author: Atakaramians, S.
Afshar Vahid, S.
Fischer, B.
Abbott, D.
Monro, T.
Citation: Optics Express, 2008; 16(12):8845-8854
Publisher: Optical Soc Amer
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1094-4087
1094-4087
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Shaghik Atakaramians, Shahraam Afshar V., Bernd M. Fischer, Derek Abbott, and Tanya M. Monro
Abstract: We propose a novel class of optical fiber with a porous transverse cross-section that is created by arranging sub-wavelength air-holes within the core of the fiber. These fibers can offer a combination of low transmission loss and high mode confinement in the THz regime by exploiting the enhancement of the guided mode field that occurs within these sub-wavelength holes. We evaluate the properties of these porous fibers and quantitatively compare their performance relative to that of a solid core air cladded fiber (microwire). For similar loss values, porous fibers enable improved light confinement and reduced distortion of a broadband pulse compared to microwires.
Keywords: Equipment Failure Analysis; Computer Simulation; Infrared Rays; Models, Theoretical; Fiber Optic Technology; Optics and Photonics; Optical Fibers; Light; Porosity; Microwaves; Scattering, Radiation; Equipment Design
Rights: © Copyright 2008 Optical Society of America
RMID: 0020081085
DOI: 10.1364/OE.16.008845
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