Re: [SI-LIST] : Interesting theoretical questions

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From: Pat Zabinski (zabinski.patrick@mayo.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 04:31:03 PST


> I have some theoretical questions regarding high frequency signals:
>
> 1) What is the maximum frequency you can generate electronically by our
> current technology (GaAs???)? Can we have an oscillator that can oscillate
> in the frequency of the visible light, for example?

A handful of organizations are using 180 GHz carrier frequencies for
wireless communications, and there is development towards 1 THz
devices. To learn more, check out the IEEE MTT Symposium
held in June each year (www.mtt.org); they usually present some
of the latest developments.

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