Applied Physics A

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 291–293

Flexible all-plastic mirrors for the THz range

  • D. Turchinovich
  • A. Kammoun
  • P. Knobloch
  • T. Dobbertin
  • M. Koch
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DOI: 10.1007/s003390101036

Cite this article as:
Turchinovich, D., Kammoun, A., Knobloch, P. et al. Appl Phys A (2002) 74: 291. doi:10.1007/s003390101036

Abstract.

We present a simple and cheap approach to fabricate large-area stop-band filters and mirrors for the THz range. This approach extends the well-known concept of dielectric mirrors to the far infrared. We use alternating layers of different polymer materials with a typical thickness of several tens of micrometers to build a flexible all-plastic mirror. The structures are characterized by THz time-domain spectroscopy. The experimental results are in good agreement with transfer-matrix simulations.

PACS: 41.20.Jb; 42.70.Qs; 42.79.Fm

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Turchinovich
    • 1
  • A. Kammoun
    • 2
  • P. Knobloch
    • 2
  • T. Dobbertin
    • 2
  • M. Koch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Optical Physics, University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Schleinitzstr. 22, 38106 Braunschweig, GermanyDE