JSTQE on Terahertz Photonics

Submission Deadline: December 1 (Thu), 2022
Hard Copy Publication: Sept/Aug, 2023
Call for Papers

The IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE) invites manuscript submissions in terahertz photonics. The terahertz (THz) frequency range is generally defined as the region of the electromagnetic spectrum between the microwaves (electronics) and the infrared waves (optics), broadly covering 100 GHz to 10 THz. Photonics has spearheaded the development of THz sources and detectors, unlocking key applications such as spectroscopy and imaging. Interest in the THz range has recently increased from the allocation of frequency bands in this region of the spectrum providing large amounts of available bandwidth for both the existing 5G and emerging 6G wireless communications standards. Access to these bands is key for next generation wireless communications with terabit-per- second speeds. Furthermore, recent rapid advances in photonic integration technology into the THz field is crucial for compact and efficient chip-scale systems. This is further enabling THz systems to become versatile and programmable. This special issue will address the current progress and latest breakthroughs in emergent applications of THz photonics, covering among others the following areas of interest:

• Advanced optical signal sources (short pulse lasers, tunable narrow linewidth lasers, mode-locked lasers, optical frequency combs
• THz emitters, cw and pulsed (photodiodes, photoconductors, QCLs, non-linear optical techniques, etc.)
• Room-temperature THz photonic detectors and mixers
• THz surface-structured plasmonics and metamaterials
• THz waveguides, fiber and photonic crystals
• Signal processing techniques and enabling devices (phased arrays, high-Q resonators, modulators, filters, etc.)
• Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and packaging techniques
• THz applications such as radars, wireless and wired communications, non-destructive inspection and evaluation, space-based systems, and imaging systems (FPAs, ISARs, etc.)
• Photonic-driven antenna arrays for THz beam forming and steering

Primary Guest Editor: Guillermo Carpintero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Guest Editors: Elliott Brown, Wright State University, USA, Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University, Japan, Pham Tien Dat, NICT, Japan, Lute Maleki, OEwaves, USA, Daniel Yap, HRL, USA, Andreas Stöhr, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Website submissions: ScholarOne Manuscripts: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jstqe-pho
Submission questions: Irene Hendricks, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics ( i.hendricks@ieee.org )

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