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In this paper, we report results on an original way to excite surface waves on a single-wire transmission line. Although these waves were proposed many decades ago by Goubau, the novelty of our structures is to achieve a broadband planar excitement. This configuration is very well suited for the terahertz frequency range and allows the investigation of… (More)
Thanks to a portable dual-frequency Brillouin fiber laser and a 1.55 μm photomixer, we report the generation of a highly coherent kilohertz level submillimeter wave emission. Low-cost telecommunications components are used to achieve very simple source architecture. The photomixer is composed of a unitravelling carrier photodiode integrated with an antenna.… (More)
We design and demonstrate a flexible, ultrathin and double-sided metamaterial perfect absorber (MPA) at 2.39 terahertz (THz), which enables excellent light absorbance under incidences from two opposite sides. Herein, the MPA is fabricated on a λ0/10.1-thick flexible polyethylene terephthalate substrate of εr = 2.75 × (1 + 0.12i), sandwiched by two identical… (More)
The dispersion relation and confinement of terahertz surface plasmon modes propagating along planar Goubau lines are studied using guided-wave time domain spectroscopy. We demonstrate the radial nature of the surface plasmon mode known as the Goubau mode and the transverse confinement of the electric field over a few tenths of microns (~l/10). We… (More)
1D and 2D leaky-wave corrugated antennas working at terahertz frequencies are numerically and experimentally studied. These structures allow temporal-pulse and beam shaping by engineering the leakage rate of the surface waves induced by the corrugations.
This paper demonstrates a method for enhancing the performance of recently introduced compact bandpass filters for terahertz surface waves on single wire waveguides, the so-called planar Goubau lines (PGLs). It is firstly shown numerically and validated experimentally that a gapped PGL loaded with a pair of split ring resonators (SRRs) acts as a bandpass… (More)
A review is provided of sources and detectors that can be employed in the THz range before the description of an opto-electronic source of monochromatic THz radiation. The realized spectrometer has been applied to gas phase spectroscopy. Air-broadening coefficients of HCN are determined and the insensitivity of this technique to aerosols is demonstrated by… (More)