q-plate for the Generation of Terahertz Cylindrical Vector Beams Fabricated by 3D Printing

  • A. I. Hernandez-Serrano
  • E. Castro-Camus
  • D. Lopez-MagoEmail author


We present the design, fabrication, and characterization of a q-plate with continuous birefringence variation at terahertz frequencies. This q-plate was fabricated by three-dimensional printing and is a simple solution for the generation of cylindrical vector beams. This device can find a number of applications in future terahertz technologies such as telecommunications.


Vector beams Terahertz Form birrefringence Singular optics Q-plate 



We acknowledge the financial support from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) (Grants 257517, 255114, 252939).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.C.LeonMexico
  2. 2.Photonics and Mathematical Optics GroupTecnologico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico

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