Monday, September 21, 2015
By Calum Williams
A collaboration between US and Japanese researchers, have developed a key component in order to enable wireless communications which operate up to 100x faster than current generation routers. Current wireless communications operate at microwave frequencies, however as the demand for faster speeds and larger bandwidths increases, scientists are looking for ways to alleviate the communication bottleneck. Between the microwave and infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum lies an appealing candidate: Terahertz (THz) radiation.