Re: [SI-LIST] : Interesting theoretical questions

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From: owsley@us.ibm.com
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 06:15:34 PST


LED's ??? an oscillator at light frequencies ???

Bill Owsley, EMC Engineer
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"Pat Zabinski" <zabinski.patrick@mayo.edu> on 11/02/99 07:31:03 AM

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> 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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