The Terahertz (THz) spectrum is located between lower frequencies of microwave band and higher frequencies of the optical band in the electromagnetic spectrum. These frequencies ranging from 300GHz to 3THz are called Terahertz waves or THz waves.
THz waves have been gaining increased attention in recent years due to the development of effective THz sources and detectors. This has enabled technology developers to leverage the unique properties of THz waves. The waves are non-ionizing in nature and are thus do not pose safety issues when used on humans. Moreover, the waves have the property to penetrate through various dielectric materials and thus can be used for a multitude of security and imaging applications.
The unique rotational and vibrational responses of materials in the THz range provide information that is generally absent in optical, X-ray, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) images. Along with this, THz waves can also be leveraged for high bandwidth and ultra fast data transmission. This technology and innovation provides an impact assessment of THz technology across diverse applications.
It provides insights primarily on the following aspects:
- Technology Trends
- Patent Analysis
- Funding Scenario
- Research Focus Areas
- Application based Impact Assessment
- Key Innovations
- 2020 Technology
- Roadmap Growth opportunities
Key questions addressed in the report:
- What are the key R&D portfolio areas?
- What are the current and emerging applications of THz?
- What are the factors influencing technology adoption?
- What is the future for the technology and where are the opportunities lying?
- What are the companies to watch?
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Key Findings
2. Technology Status Review
2.1 THz Technology is in the Emerging Phase with High Impact Potential in the Future
2.2 Current Trends in Research and Development of THz Technology
2.3 Untapped Available Bandwidth and Potential to Develop Advanced Imaging Systems Act as Major Drivers for Adoption of THz Technology
2.4 Low Signal to Noise Ratio is amongst the Key Factors Hindering Adoption
3. Innovation Indicators
3.1 Increasing Patent Filing Trend with Intense Activity in China
3.2 Canon is the Most Prominent Company Terms of Patent Filing
3.3 R&D Focus Areas – THz Wave Generation, Detection, and Electronics
3.4 Assessment of Government Funding – US
3.5 Assessment of Government Funding – Japan and China
3.6 Assessment of Government Funding – Europe
3.7 Global Perspective – High Intensity of Development in the US, Europe, and APAC
4. Impact Assessment of Key Innovations
4.1 Passive Terahertz Scanner for Screening Purposes by Digital Barriers
4.2 Rapid Cooling of THz Sensor Enables Fast Response Time
4.3 Advanced THz Emitter by Canon Inc.
4.4 THz Products Impacting a Wide Range of Applications in Diverse Industries
4.5 Integrated Circuit (IC) Amplifier with Operating Speed of 1 THz
4.6 De-multiplexing of THz Radiation for Wireless Communication
5. Application-based Impact Assessment
5.1 Impact Assessment for Pharmaceutical, Medical Imaging, Semiconductor Inspection, and Solar Industry
5.2 Impact Assessment for Security Scanning, Wireless Data Transmission, and Aerospace Industry
5.3 Impact Assessment for THz Interconnects, Food, Packaging & Agriculture, and Material Classification
6. Strategic Perspectives
6.1 Technology Roadmap
6.2 Companies to Watch
6.3 Key Questions for Strategy
6.4 Growth Opportunities
7. Key Patents and Contacts
7.1 Key Patents – THz Wave Generation and Application
7.2 Key Patents – THz Wave Generation Device
7.3 Key Patents – THz Wave Generation/Detection Device
7.4 Key Patents – THz Wave Generation and Detection Device