Title

Negative index Clarricoats-Waldron waveguides for terahertz and far infrared applications

Authors

Authors

A. Salandrino;D. N. Christodoulides

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

REFRACTIVE-INDEX; Optics

Abstract

We explore a class of dielectrically loaded metallic waveguides capable of supporting negative index modes in the far infrared and terahertz regime. Principles of operation, modal structure and appropriate coupling schemes are analytically and numerically investigated. The extreme simplicity of the proposed design, along with the non-conventional and counter intuitive electromagnetic properties of this family of waveguides, makes these structures excellent candidates for the practical realization of negative index far infrared and terahertz devices with new and interesting functionalities. Generalizations and extensions of the suggested design are also discussed. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3626

Last Page

3631

WOS Identifier

WOS:000274795700044

ISSN

1094-4087

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