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Terahertz

The art of confinement

Nature Photonics volume 2, pages 137138 (2008) | Download Citation

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By structuring the surface of a metal with an array of holes, photonics researchers show that it is possible to tightly confine terahertz surface waves, reducing their decay length into air by two orders of magnitude. The results could lead to new approaches to waveguiding.

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  1. Jaime Gómez Rivas is at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), and his group is stationed in the Philips Research Laboratories, High-Tech Campus 4, 5656 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  j.gomez-rivas@amolf.nl

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