Paper terahertz wave plates

Benedikt Scherger, Maik Scheller, Nico Vieweg, Steven T. Cundiff, Martin Koch

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We present a low-cost terahertz wave plate based on form birefringence fabricated using ordinary paper. Measurements of the transfer function of the wave plate between polarizers closely agree with predictions based on the measured complex indices of refraction of the effective medium. For the design frequency, the dependence on wave plate angle also agrees with theory

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24884-24889
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 5 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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