16th September 2015, 09:04 #1
Researchers develop key component for terahertz wireless
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]
Terahertz radiation could one day provide the backbone for wireless systems,
that can deliver data up to one hundred times faster than today's cellular or Wi-Fi networks.
But there remain many technical challenges to be solved before terahertz wireless is ready for prime time.
Researchers from Brown University have taken a major step toward addressing one of those challenges.
They've developed what they believe to be the first system for multiplexing terahertz waves.
Multiplexers are devices that enable separate streams of data to travel through a single medium.
It's the technology that makes it possible for a single cable to carry multiple TV channels,
or for a fiber optic line to carry thousands of phone calls at the same time.
"Any terahertz communications application is going to need some form of multiplexing and demultiplexing," said Daniel Mittleman,
professor of engineering at Brown and senior author of a paper describing the new device.
"This is, to our knowledge, the first time anyone has demonstrated a viable strategy for multiplexing in the terahertz range."
Researchers develop key component for terahertz wireless | EurekAlert! Science News
17th September 2015, 08:02 #2
It will be good news if that project will pursue.