Date: 14 Feb 2012

Electrically Tunable Terahertz Notch Filters

Abstract

In this letter we present a switchable THz notch filter. The filter contains a liquid crystal layer that acts as a half wave retarder in one state and as an isotropic layer in the other state. The device combines three unique properties: it can be switched electrically, it provides a filter depth of 35 dB at 350 GHz and it can be tuned over wide frequency range from 350 GHz to 700 GHz.