Study and outlook of THz radiation atmospheric propagation

Jian Quan Yao, Jing Li Wang, Kai Zhong, Ran Wang, De Gang Xu, Xin Ding, Fan Zhang, Peng Wang

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The atmospheric transmission properties of terahertz(THz) radiation are the basis of THz space applications, such as space-based communications, atmosphere science, remote sensing and so on. Knowing accurately the locations and widths of atmospheric transmission windows for THz band in different conditions (e.g. temperature, height, humidity, pressure etc) will be important to facilitate the applications in this frequency band. In this paper, the research status of THz radiation atmospheric propagation properties is summarized, a detailed description on the basic theories and radiative transfer equations is given, and a comparison among various atmospheric propagation models is made. Finally, some suggestions and prospects are given for the research and development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1582-1588
Number of pages7
JournalGuangdianzi Jiguang/Journal of Optoelectronics Laser
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Atmospheric propagation
  • Propagation model
  • Radiative transfer equation
  • THz radiation
  • THz radiation applications


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