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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 393–395

Data encoding on terahertz signals for communication and sensing

Lothar Möller, John Federici, Alexander Sinyukov, Chongjin Xie, Hee Chuan Lim, and Randy C. Giles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 393-395 (2008)

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We demonstrate and analyze data modulation of terahertz (THz) signals in the 1 Mbit s range. THz pulse trains are phase and amplitude encoded with pseudorandom binary data, transmitted over a short distance, and detected. Different modulation formats are generated. Bit error measurements characterize the communication channel. We estimate from experimental results the maximum data rates for an optimized system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(200.2605) Optics in computing : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2007
Published: February 14, 2008

Lothar Möller, John Federici, Alexander Sinyukov, Chongjin Xie, Hee Chuan Lim, and Randy C. Giles, "Data encoding on terahertz signals for communication and sensing," Opt. Lett. 33, 393-395 (2008)

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