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Flexible terahertz and FarIR polymer‐supported filter

Nov 16, 2018

Sanphuang, Varittha, and Niru K. Nahar. “Flexible terahertz and FarIR polymer‐supported filter.” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.


We present the design, fabrication, and measurement of a terahertz (THz) polymer‐supported filter. A periodic structure, frequency selective surfaces (FSS) is employed to provide bandpass characteristic for this filter design with polyimide (PI) film as a substrate. This PI film (13 μm thick) is very thin and thus provides a flexible support to the filter. The average extracted dielectric constant ε r is 3.35 and the average refractive index n s is 1.84. The final filter structure was fabricated using standard microfabrication process. The measured transmission response shows high percentage of transmission (~80%) with the peak at 0.58 THz and sharp roll‐off that covers the broad range of frequency from 0.1 to 1 THz (wavelength of 300 μm‐3000 μm).