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Type: Journal article
Title: Integrated silicon photonic crystals toward terahertz communications
Author: Withayachumnankul, W.
Fujita, M.
Nagatsuma, T.
Citation: Advanced Optical Materials, 2018; 6(16):1800401-1-1800401-7
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 2195-1071
2195-1071
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Withawat Withayachumnankul, Masayuki Fujita, and Tadao Nagatsuma
Abstract: The terahertz frequency range locates between 0.1 and 10 THz. This range accommodates atmospheric windows with staggering absolute bandwidth. It holds a potential for point-to-point wireless communications with an aggregate capacity reaching terabit per second in a range up to a kilometer. This unique capability is envisaged for backhauls between base stations and for local area networks. To this end, efficiency and compactness of the transceivers are crucial for successful large-scale adoption. However, stateof- the-art terahertz front ends are based on radio-frequency or photomixing technologies that are inefficient, bulky, or complicated. In principle, as a neighbor of the microwave and optics domains, the terahertz band can leverage technologies from both sides to overcome those challenges. Recently, low-loss integrated circuits based on photonic crystal waveguides are developed for routing terahertz waves. Here, a progress report on core components, including waveguides and diplexers, is presented. Additionally, the interfacing of the platform with electronic sources and detectors on one end, and with antennas for free-space coupling on the other end, is discussed. Currently, the platform can support terahertz communications at a data rate over 10 Gbit s⁻¹. Challenges and opportunities are discussed in the light of future development in this area.
Keywords: Antennas; diplexers; photonic crystal waveguides; terahertz; terahertz communications
Description: Published online: June 25, 2018
Rights: © 2018 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
RMID: 0030096281
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201800401
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180103561
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