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TeraHertz Photonics for Wireless Communications

Seeds, AJ; Shams, H; Fice, MJ; Renaud, CC; (2015) TeraHertz Photonics for Wireless Communications. Journal of Lightwave Technology , 33 (3) 579 - 587. 10.1109/JLT.2014.2355137. Green open access

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Abstract

Optical fibre transmission has enabled greatly increased transmission rates with 10 Gb/s common in local area networks. End users find wireless access highly convenient for mobile communication. However, limited spectrum availability at microwave frequencies results in per-user transmission rates limited to much lower values, e.g., 500 Mb/s for 5-GHz band IEEE 802.11ac. Extending the high data-rate capacity of optical fiber transmission to wireless devices requires greatly increased car- rier frequencies. This paper will describe how photonic techniques can enable ultrahigh capacity wireless data distribution and transmission using signals at millimeter-wave and TeraHertz (THz) frequencies

Type: Article
Title: TeraHertz Photonics for Wireless Communications
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2355137
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2014.2355137
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. For more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Keywords: Broadband communication, microwave photonics, millimeter (mm)-wave generation, optical heterodyne, optical mixing, optical phase lock loops, photonic integrated circuits, semiconductor lasers
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1452326
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