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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Abstract-Terahertz polarization splitter based on a dual-elliptical-core polymer fiber
Terahertz polarization splitter based on a dual-elliptical-core polymer fiber
Hongzhi Chen, Guofeng Yan, Erik Forsberg, and Sailing He
A terahertz polarization splitter based on a dual-elliptical-core polymer fiber is proposed and theoretically optimized. Dual-elliptical cores with subwavelength-scale diameters are independently suspended within a fiber, which not only support two orthogonal polarization modes, being single-mode guided with low absorption losses, but also allow them to switch from one core to the other, with different coupling lengths. As a consequence, the two polarizations can be easily separated by choosing a suitable transmission length at a desired operation frequency. The transmission modes, coupling lengths for x- and y-polarizations, as well as the performance of the proposed polarization splitter at a center-frequency of 0.6 THz are investigated and numerically analyzed. A 1.43 cm long splitter with an ultralow loss of 0.4 dB, a high extinction ratio better than −10dB and a bandwidth of 0.02 THz is achieved.