In connection with the technology convergence of advancing microwave semiconductor technology according to international technology programmes and roadmaps, the findings of this project are expected to comprise a significant contribution towards the large-scale exploitation of the heavily sought-after frequency space between 100 GHz and 1 THz, the so-called terahertz gap
The mechanism operates in the Terahertz gap
- the range between microwave and infrared frequencies.
Thus the name for the region of the electromagnetic spectrum they occupy between the better known microwave and infrared radiation: the terahertz gap.
Closing the terahertz gap with the help of metamaterials could take the cloaking of weapons, bombs, drugs and other matter out of the realm of magic and into the real world.
To address the terahertz gap
, engineers have traditionally used frequency conversion converting alternating current at one frequency to alternating current at another frequency to multiply circuit operating frequencies up from millimeter-wave frequencies.