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Improved Bend Waveguide Design for Terahertz Transmission

Degirmenci, E., Surre, F., Philippe, S. , Maldonado-Basilio, R. & Landais, P. (2012). Improved Bend Waveguide Design for Terahertz Transmission. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 2(1), pp. 137-143. doi: 10.1109/TTHZ.2011.2177170


Bending waveguides with 90° corners based on a two-dimensional photonic crystal with metallic cylinders arranged in a square lattice are studied for THz wave guiding. Considering single- and double-line defects, five different designs are investigated and assessed in terms of their transmission performance. A better structure is proposed by increasing the number of rods in the bending arc, thus achieving superior performance of the transmission characteristics in comparison to that of the former five designs. A comparison of the improved bend waveguide with a linear waveguide shows a significant reduction of the bending losses. Transmission levels of up to 98% within a 2.5 THz bandwidth (from 1.2 to 3.7 THz) have been accomplished.

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Additional Information: © 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Publisher Keywords: THz Modeling, photonic crystals, waveguides, waveguide bends, THz photonics
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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