Tunable compression of THz chirped-pulses using a helical graphene ribbon-loaded hollow core waveguide

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  • K. N. Toosi University of Technology
  • IRIB University


Pulse-shaping is important for communications, spectroscopy and other applications that require high peak power and pulsed operation, such as radar systems. Unfortunately, pulse-shaping remains largely elusive for terahertz (THz) frequencies. To address this void, a comprehensive study on the dispersion tunability properties of THz chirped pulses traveling through a dielectric-lined hollow-core waveguide loaded with a helical graphene ribbon is presented. It is demonstrated that there is an optimal compression waveguide length over which THz chirped pulses reach the maximum compression. The optimal length is dependent on the chirp pulse duration. It is shown that by applying an electrostatic controlling gate voltage (Vg) of 0 and 30 V on the helical graphene ribbon, the temporal input pulses of width 8 and 12 ps propagating through two different lengths can be tuned by 5.9% and 8%, respectively, in the frequency range of 2.15 THz - 2.28 THz.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4247-4253
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2020


  • Terahertz, Terahertz waveguide, Graphene, pulse compression