J.F. Federici, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
L. Moeller, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
K. Su, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
The rapidly increasing demand for higher bandwidth and data rates in wireless communication systems over the past several decades is well known. Over the last 12 years, terahertz (1012 Hz) frequency systems have emerged as a new paradigm to transmit data wirelessly. The goal of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive review of wireless terahertz communications for which terahertz waves are the free-space carrier of data. This chapter describes the motivation for terahertz wireless communications, the effect of atmospheric propagation, ...