Quasi-Optic Transmitter and Receiver Modules Enabling Next-Generation Ultra-Broadband Wireless Links at Carrier-Wave Frequencies Ranging from 60 to 180GHz Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2019

start page

  • 688

end page

  • 695


  • 40

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1866-6892

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1866-6906


  • A wireless link using quasi-optic transmitter and receiver modules is demonstrated, enabling carrier wave frequency selection within various millimeter-wave bands from E-band to D-band without changing the modules. The photonics-based transmitter driven by an optical heterodyne source uses an ultra-wideband PIN photodiode transmitter module. The receiver is composed of zero-bias Schottky barrier diode envelope detector, with a minimum of -30dBm measured sensitivity leading to a calculated link distance of 15m. Error-free data transmission also enables real-time HDTV streaming.


  • microwave photonics; millimeter-wave communications; terahertz emitter; terahertz detector; data-transmission; photonics