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Special Issue "Broadband Terahertz Devices and Communication Technologies"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E：Engineering and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 15691
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editors
Interests: broadband THz communications; ultra-fast fiber-optical communications; advanced signal processing; THz sensing
Interests: free-space communications; terahertz photonics; high-speed data transmissions
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Special Issue Information
The remarkable explosion of wireless devices and bandwidth-consuming Internet applications has boosted the demand for ultra-high data rate wireless communications. The wireless traffic volume is foreseen to be sufficient to match or even surpass wired services by 2030, and the high-precision wireless services will need to be guaranteed with a peak data rate of well beyond 100 Gbit/s, eventually 1 Tbit/s. To meet the exponentially increasing traffic demand, new regions in the radio spectrum are explored. The terahertz band (0.1 THz-10 THz), sandwiched between microwave frequencies and optical frequencies, is considered as a next breakthrough-point to revolutionize the communication technology attributed to its rich spectrum resources. It is recognized as a promising candidate for future rate-greedy applications, such as 6G communications. In the World Radio Communication Conferences 2019, the identification of frequency bands in the frequency range 275 GHz–450 GHz is permitted for the use of land-mobile and fixed services applications, indicating the potential standardization of the low-frequency window of the terahertz band for near-future wireless communications.
Motivated by the potential of the terahertz wireless communications, this Special Issue seeks critical technology breakthroughs in terms of the terahertz communications. The Special Issue topics include, but are not limited to, broadband terahertz devices, terahertz frontend and antenna design, baseband processing for THz links, terahertz propagation and channel modelling, system-level demonstration of terahertz communications.
Dr. Lu Zhang
Dr. Xiaodan Pang
Dr. Prakash Pitchappa
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- THz source (electrical, photonic)
- THz mixer (electrical, photonic)
- THz modulator (electrical, photonic)
- THz amplifier (low-noise, power, etc.)
- passive THz devices (filter, polarizer, antenna, etc.)
- THz frontend (electrical, photonic)
- baseband processing for THz links (transmitter, receiver)
- terahertz propagation and channel modelling
- system-level demonstration of electrical terahertz communications
- system-level demonstration of photonic terahertz communications