We present the design, fabrication, and experimental test of a THz all-dielectric phase shifter plate. The design consists of two wave plate zones coupled in a perpendicular orientation with respect to each other. A large surface area device is realized by an additive manufacturing technique using Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Its characteristics are analytically evaluated and experimentally measured in the THz band using time domain spectroscopy and imaging routines. The proposed design enables the creation of quasi-ideal phase retardation in between the two planes with good uniformity on a large surface area. We also achieve the flexibility to select the plane of symmetry around the chosen central axes of choice with a sensitive control over the electromagnetic field polarization direction without inducing any temporal shifts in between the wave front components of the traversed beam. Due to its inherent simplicity and robustness, the phase shifter can be easily scaled at higher frequencies and potentially used in several advanced applications, including free-electron laser (FEL) systems where an accurate polarization control of high intensity beams is required.

A Large Area Wide Bandwidth THz Phase Shifter Plate for High Intensity Field Applications

Koral C.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

We present the design, fabrication, and experimental test of a THz all-dielectric phase shifter plate. The design consists of two wave plate zones coupled in a perpendicular orientation with respect to each other. A large surface area device is realized by an additive manufacturing technique using Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Its characteristics are analytically evaluated and experimentally measured in the THz band using time domain spectroscopy and imaging routines. The proposed design enables the creation of quasi-ideal phase retardation in between the two planes with good uniformity on a large surface area. We also achieve the flexibility to select the plane of symmetry around the chosen central axes of choice with a sensitive control over the electromagnetic field polarization direction without inducing any temporal shifts in between the wave front components of the traversed beam. Due to its inherent simplicity and robustness, the phase shifter can be easily scaled at higher frequencies and potentially used in several advanced applications, including free-electron laser (FEL) systems where an accurate polarization control of high intensity beams is required.
2023
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