Flexible all-plastic mirrors for the THz range
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- Turchinovich, D., Kammoun, A., Knobloch, P. et al. Appl Phys A (2002) 74: 291. doi:10.1007/s003390101036
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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.