Terahertz wireless communications

J. F. Federici, L. Moeller, K. Su

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The rapidly increasing demand for higher bandwidth and data rates in wireless communication systems over the past several decades is well known. Over the last 12years, terahertz (1012Hz) frequency systems have emerged as a new paradigm to transmit data wirelessly. The goal of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive review of wireless terahertz communications for which terahertz waves are the free-space carrier of data. This chapter describes the motivation for terahertz wireless communications, the effect of atmospheric propagation, modeling of communications channels, and hardware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages59
ISBN (Electronic)9780857096494
ISBN (Print)9780857092359
StatePublished - Jan 16 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Atmospheric effects
  • Bit-error rate
  • Channel modeling
  • Scintillations
  • Terahertz wireless communication


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