Terahertz brewster lenses

Matthias Wichmann, Benedikt Scherger, Steffen Schumann, Sina Lippert, Maik Scheller, Stefan F. Busch, Christian Jansen, Martin Koch

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Typical lenses suffer from Fresnel reflections at their surfaces, reducing the transmitted power and leading to interference phenomena. While antireflection coatings can efficiently suppress these reflections for a small frequency window, broadband antireflection coatings remain challenging. In this paper, we report on the simulation and experimental investigation of Brewster lenses in the THz-range. These lenses can be operated under the Brewster angle, ensuring reflection-free transmission of p-polarized light in an extremely broad spectral range. Experimental proof of the excellent focusing capabilities of the Brewster lenses is given by frequency and spatially resolved focus plane measurements using a fibercoupled THz-TDS system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25151-25160
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 5 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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