An appreciation of J. C. Bose's pioneering work in millimeter waves

Tapan K. Sarkar, Dipak L. Sengupta

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The pioneering work in the area of millimeter waves, performed by J. C. Bose, a physicist from Calcutta, India, during 1894-1900, is reviewed and appraised. Various measurement techniques and circuit components, developed by him a hundred years ago, are still being used. The development of the electromagnetic horn, the point-contact detector, and the galena (semiconductor) detector of electromagnetic waves are attributed to the original research of J. C. Bose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1997


  • History
  • Millimeter-wave devices
  • Semiconductor devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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