Terahertz polarization determination by passive control of vectorial vortex beam

T. Wakayama, M. Yonemura, T. Higashiguchi, H. Oikawa, K. Sakaue, M. Washio, T. Yoshizawa, J. S. Tyo, Y. Otani

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We demonstrate Terahertz polarization determination by the passive control of THz vectorial vortex (TVV) beams which is achieved from a THz achromatic-axially symmetric waveplate (TAS) based on total internal reflection in the 0.1-1.6 THz region. The polarization determination is demonstrated by analyzing the spatial intensity distribution in a THz image, and is applied two different THz sources at 0.16 and 0.36 THz, experimentally. Consider the inverse problem of linear system, it is also possible to determine the angularly variant polarization of TVV beam after passing through TAS plate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974658
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 9
EventIEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015 - Reston, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 302015 Aug 31

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015


OtherIEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • THz polarization determination
  • Vectorial vortex beam control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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