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Title: Terahertz plasmonic Bessel beamformer

We experimentally demonstrate terahertz Bessel beamforming based on the concept of plasmonics. The proposed planar structure is made of concentric metallic grooves with a subwavelength spacing that couple to a point source to create tightly confined surface waves or spoof surface plasmon polaritons. Concentric scatterers periodically incorporated at a wavelength scale allow for launching the surface waves into free space to define a Bessel beam. The Bessel beam defined at 0.29 THz has been characterized through terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. This approach is capable of generating Bessel beams with planar structures as opposed to bulky axicon lenses and can be readily integrated with solid-state terahertz sources.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
  2. Department of Physics, Philipps University of Marburg, Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg (Germany)
  3. School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22399074
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BESSEL FUNCTIONS; LENSES; PERIODICITY; PLASMONS; POINT SOURCES; POLARONS; SOLIDS; SPACE; SPECTROSCOPY; SURFACES; THZ RANGE; WAVE PROPAGATION; WAVELENGTHS