This conference brings together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government laboratories to explore and present work in the frequency range covering approximately less than 1 GHz (300 mm) to greater than 3 THz (100 μm). Papers on RF and millimeter technology including advances in wireless communications, radar, lidar, microwave and mm-wave photonics, metamaterials, antennas, phased array radar, modulation, security, monitoring, detection, imaging are encouraged. Papers in photonic-related fields including, but not limited to, radio over fiber (RoF) RF photonics including photonic generation of microwave signals, photonic processing of microwave signals, and photonic distribution of microwave signals and semiconductor (including Si, SiC, SOI, GaAs, GaN, InP, SiGe, diamond, graphene and other materials) RF, mm-wave and terahertz devices and related applications are also encouraged, as well as the hybrid photonic systems and applications. Terahertz (THz) technology deals with the generation and utilization of electromagnetic energy covering what is also known as the sub-millimeter wave region of the spectrum. In this region, which lies between the millimeter wave and far infrared spectral regions, materials exhibit properties that can be exploited to advantage for use over a broad range of important technologies and applications. Papers on terahertz photonics including photonic generation and detection of terahertz waves, THz lasers are also encouraged.
This conference includes low- to high-power sources, detectors, systems, including both photonic and electronic modulated sources, detectors, and systems. At THz frequencies, the primary difficulty encountered by scientists and engineers working in this field is the lack of convenient and affordable sources and detectors of terahertz radiation, but this difficulty is gradually changing as new sources and improved detectors are being developed as the technology continues to mature and broaden. At RF and millimeter frequencies, more and more hybrid systems are being integrated with photonic devices that enhance the functions, specifications and stabilities tremendously compared to their traditional counterpart systems. The purpose of this conference is to gather scientists and engineers from a diverse set of disciplines, who are interested in either learning more about terahertz and sub-millimeter and millimeter wave and RF technology and related and coupled technologies, or who are contributing to the field through their own research, development, or manufacturing activities.
Disciplines utilizing terahertz technology include physical chemistry (certain molecules or molecular segments exhibit strong resonances in the 10 cm-1 to 100 cm-1 spectral region), military, and homeland security (terahertz radiation can penetrate clothing and packing materials but is reflected by metals and other materials), biomedical technology (tissue exhibits reflection and absorption properties that change dramatically with tissue characteristics), medical and dental, secure short-distance wireless communications (atmospheric water content prevents terahertz radiation from traveling very far), astronomy (the cold background of the universe exhibits a peak in this spectral region), space communications (where the terahertz region is wide open for use) and other disciplines where new, yet-to-be-discovered applications will undoubtedly come forth. Since the low energy associated with terahertz radiation is expected to be no more harmful than infrared or microwave radiation, safety issues are not expected to limit the use of terahertz radiation at low-power levels.
Papers on power supplies and electronic power conditioners and associated power protection systems including energy-efficient power supplies are also encouraged.
Papers are solicited in the following and related areas:
solid-state sources, electron-beam sources, vacuum electronics sources, frequency mixers, frequency multipliers, parametric oscillators, hybrids, graphene, FET and HEMT sources, gas lasers, quantum cascade lasers and related sources, p-germanium sources, photoconductive switches, resonant tunneling diodes, backward wave oscillators
novel stabilized photonic THz sources
systems and systems integration.
RF, sub-millimeter-wave and millimeter-wave sources
power sources of all types in the range of 1 GHz to 300 GHz and 300 GHz and higher (i.e. from S-band to the higher end of the millimeter-wave frequencies and all of the sub-millimeter-wave frequency region)
bolometers and other thermal detectors, Schottky and other mixers, thermopiles, quantum devices, antenna integrated detectors, heterodyne detection techniques, hybrid detection, direct detection techniques
transistor-based detectors including graphene, silicon, III-V, II-VI, nitride-based, etc.
High-power sources, modules, and systems
THz, RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave high power sources
THz, RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave modules
THz, RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave systems
power supplies and support circuits, electronics, optoelectronics, systems.
Terahertz, RF, millimeter-wave, and sub-millimeter-wave passive components
optics, lenses, gratings, waveguides, photonic crystal structures and metamaterials, couplers, wire guides, other components.
Materials for THz and GHz devices
linear and nonlinear optical materials and devices
organic and inorganic source and modulator materials and devices
RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave materials, devices and fabrication processes
THz material systems
silicon carbide (SiC)-based
gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based
gallium nitride (GaN)-based
indium phosphide (InP)-based
silicon germanium (SiGe)-based
quantum dot-(QD) based including for QDs for sensors, detectors and sources
Enhancements, improvements and advances in RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter wave generation, modulation and detection
RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave integrated photonic devices
RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave and photonic integration process development
RF, millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave performance characterization
phased-array and single-element photonically-driven antennas
phased-array and single-element antennas, systems, concepts, approaches
low-Vp and wide-bandwidth modulators
direct-driven millimeter-wave lasers and amplifiers
millimeter-wave, sub-millimeter and THz photonic crystal devices and applications
RF, millimeter-wave, sub-millimeter-wave and THz photonic up- and down-converters
photonic phase locked loops
RF, millimeter-wave, sub-millimeter-wave, and THz MMICs
RF, millimeter-wave, sub-millimeter-wave, high power solid-state and electronic vacuum devices.
Simulations and modeling
simulations and/or modeling of RF devices, components, and/or systems
simulations and/or modeling of millimeter-wave devices, components, and/or systems
simulations and/or modeling of sub-millimeter-wave devices, components, and/or systems
simulations and/or modeling of THz devices, components, and/or systems