THz band-pass filters were fabricated by femtosecond-laser ablation of 25-m-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- m-thick Kapton film performed as a Fabry–Pérot etalon with a free spectral range ( ) of 119 cm , high finesse , and was tuneable over ∼ m (at ∼5 THz band) with 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.
Spectral filter was proposed and polarisation analysis was carried out on THz-synchrotron beam