Recent Advances on Terahertz (THz) communications

The ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU J-FET) is an international journal providing complete coverage of all communications and networking paradigms, free of charge for both readers and authors.

It considers yet-to-be-published papers addressing fundamental and applied research and shares new techniques and concepts, analyses and tutorials, and learnings from experiments and physical and simulated test beds. It also discusses the implications of the latest research results for policy and regulation, legal frameworks, and the economy and society. This publication builds bridges between disciplines, connects theory with application, and stimulates international dialogue. Its interdisciplinary approach reflects ITU’s comprehensive field of interest and explores the convergence of ICT with other disciplines.

An issue on Terahertz (THz) communications last year presents the most recent advances with respect to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of THz communications focusing on the importance of the terahertz band (0.1 THz to 10THz) in future wireless communications and the associated challenges.

It contains following articles: 

  1. Terahertz band communications as a new frontier for drone networks by Akhtar Saeed, Ozgur Gurbuz, Mustafa Alper AkkaƟ, Ahmet Ozan Bicen
  2. M-ary quadrature amplitude modulation order optimization for terahertz wireless communications over dispersive channels by Karl Strecker, Sabit Ekin, John O'Hara
  3. Terahertz wireless communications in space by Meltem Civas, Ozgur B. Akan
  4. Fundamental limits of high-efficiency silicon and compound semiconductor power amplifiers in 100–300 GHz bands by James F. Buckwalter, Mark J. W. Rodwell, Kang Ning, Ahmed Ahmed, Andrea Arias-Purdue, Jeff Chien, Everett O'Malley, Eythan Lam
  5. Self-configuring asynchronous sleeping in heterogeneous networks by Ali Medlej, Eugen Dedu, Kamal Beydoun, Dominique Dhoutaut
  6. Hierarchical beam alignment in SU-MIMO terahertz communications by Yifei Wu, Johannes Koch, Martin Vossiek, Wolfgang Gerstacker

You can download the PDF here.

At the Brooklyn 6G Summit (B6GS), NYU Professor, Ted Rappaport, shared his perspective on THz technology and its potential, by examining what the future of wireless communications will look like when moving to frequencies above 100 GHz. His talk is embedded below courtesy of IEEE TV.

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