Friday, December 19, 2014

Abstract-Terahertz wave polarization splitter using full band-gap photonic crystals

Manipulation of terahertz wave polarization state exhibits tremendous potential in developing application of terahertz science and technology. A terahertz polarization beam splitter based on three linear defect photonic crystal waveguides is designed and numerically demonstrated. Both plane wave expansion method and finite-difference time-domain method are used to calculate and analyze the characteristics of the proposed device. The simulation results show that the designed polarization beam splitter can split TE and TM polarized mode into different propagation directions with high efficiency in the frequency range from 1.225THz to 1.260THz. Especially, the extinction ratios for both TE and TM modes are larger than 20dB.

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