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Wire-grid polarizers constitute a traditional component for the control of polarization in free-space devices that operate in a broad part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, we present an aluminium-based THz wire grid polarizer, fabricated on a sub-wavelength thin flexible and conformal foil of Zeonor polymer having a thickness of 40um. The fabricated device, characterized by means of THz time-domain spectroscopy, exhibitsa high extinction ratio between 30 and 45dB in the 0.3-2.1 THz range. The insertion losses oscillate between 0 and 1.1 dB andthey stemalmost exclusively from moderate Fabry-Perót reflections and it is engineered forvanishing at 2THz for operation with quantum cascade lasers.
Publication date: 
31 Mar 2017

Antonio Ferraro, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Roberto Caputo, Romeo Beccherelli

Biblio References: 
Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 2-4
Photonics Letters of Poland