Noise and Interference

Josep Miquel Jornet, Zahed Hossain, Vitaly Petrov

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The performance of a communication system does depend not only on the strength of the signal at the receiver but on its relative strength when compared to any other non-desired signal, such as noise and interference. Given the limited power of THz transceivers and the high propagation losses of the THz channel, understanding and either minimizing or leveraging the noise and interference at the receiver are of key importance. In this chapter, the main noise and interference sources at THz frequencies are described, with a special emphasis on the molecular absorption noise and the multi-user interference in different application scenarios at the nano- and macro-scales.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHz Communications
Subtitle of host publicationPaving the Way Towards Wireless Tbps
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-73738-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534


  • Directional communications
  • Molecular absorption noise
  • Multi-user interference
  • Ultra-broadband communications

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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