A Distributed Heterostructure Barrier Varactor Frequency Tripler
Journal article, 2000

We present a broadband nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) frequency multiplier at F-band. The multiplier consists of a finline section periodically loaded with 15 heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV) diodes. Tapered slot antennas are used to couple the fundamental signal from a WR-22 rectangular waveguide to the distributed multiplier as well as radiate the output power into free space. The frequency tripler exhibits 10-dBm peak radiated power at 130.5 GHz with more than 10% 3-dB bandwidth and 7% conversion efficiency. The tripler can be used as an inexpensive broad-band solid-state source for millimeter-wave applications.



frequency tripler


Stein Hollung

Department of Microelectronics

Jan Stake

Department of Microelectronics

Lars Dillner

Department of Microelectronics

Mattias Ingvarson

Department of Microelectronics

Erik Kollberg

Department of Microelectronics

IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters

1051-8207 (ISSN)

Vol. 10 1 24-26

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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