Recent Progress and Future Prospect of Photonics-Enabled Terahertz Communications Research

Tadao NAGATSUMA  Guillermo CARPINTERO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E98-C   No.12   pp.1060-1070
Publication Date: 2015/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E98.C.1060
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Terahertz Waves Coming to the Real World)
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Keyword: 
terahertz,  communications,  photonics,  integration,  

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Summary: 
This paper reviews a recent progress in terahertz wireless communications enabled by photonics technologies. After briefly summarizing transceiver configurations with electronics and photonics technologies, photonics-based approaches to achieving over 100-Gbit/s data rates are discussed. Then, some of our updated results on real-time wireless transmission experiments using discrete components are shown at data rates up to 50 Gbit/s. Finally, integration technologies are described by demonstrating latest advances in integrated optical sources and transmitters.