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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 530512, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/530512
Review Article

Cross-Shaped Terahertz Metal Mesh Filters: Historical Review and Results

1BR Labs Ltd., Rua Lauro Vannucci 1020, 13087-548 Campinas, SP, Brazil
2Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Rua Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro, 10000, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
3Department of Microwave and Optics, University of Campinas, (UNICAMP), Avenue Albert Einstein, 400, Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil

Received 5 October 2011; Revised 27 December 2011; Accepted 10 January 2012

Academic Editor: Michael Fiddy

Copyright © 2012 Arline M. Melo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Terahertz frequencies experiments has motivated the development of new sources, detectors and optical components. Here we will present a review of THz bandpass filters ranging from 0.4 to 10 THz. We also demonstrate our fabrication process, simulations and experimental results.