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Opt Express. 2008 Oct 13;16(21):16442-51.

Rapid and inexpensive fabrication of terahertz electromagnetic bandgap structures.

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Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA.


Modern rapid prototyping technologies are now capable of build resolutions that allow direct fabrication of photonic structures in the GHz and THz frequency regimes. To demonstrate this, we have fabricated several structures with 3D electromagnetic bandgaps in the 100-400 GHz range. Characterization of these structures via THz Time-domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) shows very good agreement with simulation, confirming the build accuracy of the approach. This rapid and inexpensive 3-D fabrication method may be very useful for a variety of potential THz applications.

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