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Advanced terahertz devices and systems based on silicon photonic structures and resonant tunneling diodes toward 6G and beyond

April 28, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A wide untapped region exists between radio waves and light in the electromagnetic spectrum: terahertz (THz) waves. THz frequencies combine the penetration of radio waves and the large bandwidth of light, which makes them excellent candidates for next-generation information communication technology, 6G and beyond, such as ultra-broadband wireless communication, spectroscopic sensing, nondestructive imaging, and high-resolution ranging. However, THz frequencies are at the upper limit of the capabilities of conventional electronics, and the development of THz devices and systems is a challenging field of interdisciplinary research. In particular, it is difficult to generate a significant amount of power from THz sources. THz devices must, therefore, be as efficient as possible to conserve limited power. Resonant tunneling diodes, which can make the fundamental THz oscillation at room temperature, are a major candidate for both THz transmitters and receivers because of their simple and low-power consumption electronic devices. In addition, a low-loss platform for integrating THz devices is essential for various practical systems. However, the propagation loss of transmission lines based on conventional electronics is high in the THz region, mainly owing to the high ohmic loss in metals. Thus, an alternative, metal-free integrated platform based on THz silicon photonic structures is necessary to manipulate THz waves. Co-sponsored by: Morteza Shahpari Speaker(s): Prof. Masayuki Fujita, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/311156


Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/311156