Coherent photonic Terahertz transmitters compatible with direct comb modulation Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2022

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 10


  • 9526


  • 12

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2045-2322


  • We present a novel approach to coherent photonic THz systems supporting complex modulation. The proposed scheme uses a single optical path avoiding the problems of current implementations, which include: phase decorrelation, 3-dB power loss, and polarization and power matching circuits. More importantly, we show that our novel approach is compatible with direct modulation of the output of an optical frequency comb (i.e., not requiring the demultiplexing of two tones from the comb), further simplifying the system and enabling an increase in the transmitted RF power for a fixed average optical power injected into the photodiode.


  • Electronics
  • Optics
  • Telecommunications


  • electrical and electronic engineering; fibre optics and optical communications; optoelectronic devices and components