A THz Impulse Communications System
THz impulse communications is a new system concept based on an imaging radar that we have been developing for biomedical imaging applications the past ten years. Its hybrid architecture combines the high-peak-power and spread-spectrum of photoconductive-switch transmitters with the high-responsivity and broad-bandwidth (RF and video) of Schottky-rectifier receivers. The data is impressed by simple on-off keying of the transmitter utilizing the very stable repetition frequency of the fiber mode-locked laser (MLL) that drives the PC switch.
& Taylor, Z.
(2017). A THz Impulse Communications System. 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017, 1386-1388.