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

publication date

  • December 2015

start page

  • 1060

end page

  • 1070


  • 12


  • E98C

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0916-8524

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1745-1353


  • 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.


  • terahertz; communications; photonics; integration; wireless data-transmission; optical-injection locking; 300 ghz; thz communications; mode-locking; laser-diode; band; modulation; generation; system