Terahertz communications with Resonant Tunnelling Diodes: status and perspectives

Cimbri, D. and Wasige, E. (2021) Terahertz communications with Resonant Tunnelling Diodes: status and perspectives. In: Ghafoor, S., Rehmani, M. H. and Davy, A. (eds.) Next Generation Wireless Terahertz Communication Networks. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 25-87. ISBN 9780367430726 (doi: 10.1201/9781003001140-3)

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This chapter aims to provide a description of the state-of-the-art of the rapidly developing solid-state electronics for terahertz (THz) communications with a focus on the resonant tunnelling diode (RTD) technology. The other key technologies include those that are transistor-based, the so-called THz monolithic integrated circuits (TMICs), and photonics-based solutions, which utilise the uni-travelling carrier photodiode (UTC-PD) for generating the THz signal through photo-mixing. Only an overview of these other technologies will be provided. The chapter will present the status of THz RTD oscillator sources, which are the key component in RTD-based THz transmitters (Tx) and receivers (Rx). An overview of the technical challenges is provided and possible strategies for future progress of the technology are discussed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wasige, Professor Edward and Cimbri, Mr Davide
Authors: Cimbri, D., and Wasige, E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Publisher:CRC Press
Published Online:11 August 2021
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