【論文】WRH森川淳子教授とSaulius Juodkazis特任教授の共著論文“THz Filters Made by Laser Ablation of Stainless Steel and Kapton Film”が掲載されました。
“THz Filters Made by Laser Ablation of Stainless Steel and Kapton Film”
THz band-pass filters were fabricated by femtosecond-laser ablation of 25-μm-thick micro-foils of stainless steel and Kapton film, which were subsequently metal coated with a ∼70 nm film, closely matching the skin depth at the used THz spectral window. Their spectral performance was tested in transmission and reflection modes at the Australian Synchrotron’s THz beamline. A 25-μm-thick Kapton film performed as a Fabry–Pérot etalon with a free spectral range (FSR) of 119 cm−1, high finesse Fc≈17, and was tuneable over ∼10μm (at ∼5 THz band) with β=30∘tilt. The structure of the THz beam focal region as extracted by the first mirror (slit) showed a complex dependence of polarisation, wavelength and position across the beam. This is important for polarisation-sensitive measurements (in both transmission and reflection) and requires normalisation at each orientation of linear polarisation.