Abstract

A novel design of a Stark-tuned far-infrared laser using a circular hollow dielectric waveguide is proposed, and its characteristics are studied. Supplementary electrodes are inserted inside the circular hollow dielectric tube to suppress charge accumulation while keeping field uniformity. In what is believed to be a new design, the mode property is found to be improved, and the angular dependency of the attenuation loss according to the beam polarization is estimated to be much smaller than that of the conventional rectangular hybrid waveguide design. In this new design, ΔM=0 far-infrared (FIR) transition as well as ΔM=±1 transition can be observed, and the power enhancement for the ΔM=0 FIR transition is expected.

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