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Terahertz Photonic Crystals Based on Barium Titanate/Polymer Nanocomposites

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  • Joseph Lott,

    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106-7202 (USA)
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  • Chen Xia,

    1. Department of Physics Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079 (USA)
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  • Louis Kosnosky,

    1. Department of Physics Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079 (USA)
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  • Christoph Weder,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106-7202 (USA)
    • Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2100 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106-7202 (USA).
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  • Jie Shan

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079 (USA)
    • Department of Physics Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079 (USA).
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  • J.L. and C.X. contributed equally. We acknowledge stimulating discussions with the CLiPS team, in particular Drs. Kenneth D. Singer, Eric Baer, and P. Anne Hiltner, and thank Neeka Rodgers and Matthew Gawryla for technical assistance. This material is based upon work funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DMR-0423914 and 0349201). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

Polymeric materials with engineered refractive indices for applications in the THz regime can be fabricated and processed by conventional melt-processing of inorganic nanomaterials and conventional host polymers. The approach opens up new opportunities for the creation of optical elements to manipulate the technologically relevant THz radiation, for example photonic crystals.

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