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This paper reviews the operation, design, and performance of the uni-traveling-carrier-photodiode (UTC-PD). The UTC-PD is a new type of photodiode that uses only electrons as its active carriers and its prime feature is high current operation. A small signal analysis predicts that a UTC-PD can respond to an optical signal as fast as or faster than a pin-PD.… (More)
A 120-GHz-band wireless link that uses millimeter-wave (MMW) photonic techniques was developed. The output power and noise characteristics of 120-GHz-band MMWs generated by converting a 125-GHz optical subcarrier signal were evaluated. It was then shown that the noise characteristics of the 125-GHz signal generated with these photonic technologies is… (More)
This paper describes the development of a InP-HEMT MMIC chipset for 120-GHz wireless applications. The transmitter chip includes a frequency doubler for carriers, an ASK modulator, an RF band-pass filter, and a power amplifier. The receiver chip includes a low-noise amplifier and an ASK demodulator. A back-to-back test of the chipset has shown it to be… (More)
There has been an increasing interest in the application of terahertz (THz) waves to broadband wireless communications. In particular, use of frequencies above 275 GHz is one of the strong concerns among radio scientists and engineers, because these frequency bands have not yet been allocated at specific active services, and there is a possibility to employ… (More)
We have developed a 120-GHz-band wireless link whose maximum transmission data rate is 11.1 Gbit/s. The wireless link uses millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) for the generation of a 120-GHz-band millimeter-wave wireless signal. The MMICs were fabricated using 0.1-mum-gate InP-HEMTs and coplanar waveguides. The wireless link can handle… (More)
This paper overviews the latest trends of millimeterwave (MMW) imaging technologies, focusing mainly on applications of and technical parameter variations for security surveillance and nondestructive inspections (NDI). We introduce a smart NDI tool using active W-band imaging, which is capable of detecting hidden surface cracks in concrete structures.
In this paper, we present a microwave photonic technique to produce a noise signal from the microwave to sub-terahertz region with an optical amplified spontaneous emission noise, optical filter, and photodetector. With this scheme, it is easy to control the noise level by simply controlling the input optical noise power. In addition, the output noise… (More)
We demonstrate a photonics-based self-heterodyne electro-optic field imaging technique at terahertz (THz) frequency. An optical intensity beat generated by mixing two frequency-detuned free-running lasers is used for both the generation and the detection. The frequency of the beat for detection is shifted by an optical frequency shifter to realize coherent… (More)
We have developed ultra-broad band THz receivers using polymeric substrate for multiband THz wireless communications. We demonstrate 1.5 Gbit/s error-free transmission for both 120 GHz and 300 GHz ranges. This is due to broad-band characteristics of a planar tapered slot antenna on low dielectric constant of the polymeric substrate.