The spectral response of a terahertz (THz) filter is investigated in detail for different angles of incidence and polarization of the incoming THz wave. The filter is fabricated by patterning an aluminum frequency-selective surface of cross-shaped apertures on a thin foil of the low-loss cyclo-olefin polymer Zeonor. Two different types of resonances are observed, namely, a broadline resonance stemming from the transmittance of the slot apertures and a series of narrowline guided- mode resonances, with the latter being investigated by employing the grating theory. Numerical simulations of the filter transmittance based on the finite-element method agree with experimental measurements by means of THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The results reveal exten- sive possibilities for tuning the guided-mode resonances by mechanically adjusting the incidence or polarization angle, while the fundamental broadline resonance is not significantly affected. Such filters are envisaged as functional elements in emerging THz systems for filtering or sensing appli- cations

Angle-resolved and polarization-dependent investigation of cross-shaped frequency-selective surface terahertz filters

CAPUTO, Roberto;
2017

Abstract

The spectral response of a terahertz (THz) filter is investigated in detail for different angles of incidence and polarization of the incoming THz wave. The filter is fabricated by patterning an aluminum frequency-selective surface of cross-shaped apertures on a thin foil of the low-loss cyclo-olefin polymer Zeonor. Two different types of resonances are observed, namely, a broadline resonance stemming from the transmittance of the slot apertures and a series of narrowline guided- mode resonances, with the latter being investigated by employing the grating theory. Numerical simulations of the filter transmittance based on the finite-element method agree with experimental measurements by means of THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The results reveal exten- sive possibilities for tuning the guided-mode resonances by mechanically adjusting the incidence or polarization angle, while the fundamental broadline resonance is not significantly affected. Such filters are envisaged as functional elements in emerging THz systems for filtering or sensing appli- cations
Terahertz Photonics; Frequency-selective filters; Sharp resonances
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