ICCT 2022 Invited Speaker

Lu Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
张鹿, 浙江大学

Lu Zhang is a full-time research associate professor in Zhejiang University. He received bachelor degree from Southeast University and PhD degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He was a visiting PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology sponsored by China Scholarship Council (CSC). He was a visiting research engineer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Kista High-speed Transmission Lab of RISE AB. His research interests include ultra-fast THz communications, THz sensing, fiber-optic communications, digital signal processing algorithms for optical and THz transmission systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conferences, such as Nature Communications、IEEE Communications Magazine、Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Speech Title: Analysis of the Absorption Attenuation and Phase Shift of Terahertz Wireless Propagation

Terahertz (THz) technology is recognized as an important solution for future high-capacity wireless access, which is expected to support a flexible and broadband wireless backhaul network. However, the THz links would suffer from severe loss and distortions due to the atmospheric effects at the earth-ground, including absorption attenuation and phase shift. In this paper, we analyze the attenuation of the line-by-line absorption with the Van Vleck-Weisskopf (VVW) and the Lorentz theories, and investigate the continuum absorption using the millimeter-wave propagation (MPM) model, where the line-by-line and continuum absorption form the THz atmospheric attenuation. In addition, the phase shift of the THz signals induced by wireless propagation is also analyzed.