High efficiency W-band HBV Tripler and Device Reliability Studies
Paper in proceedings, 2006

We report on the design and MBE-growth of heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV) diode materials. The quality and performance of in-house HBV materials are presented. Furthermore, temperature operating life tests of the HBV diodes indicate a maximum operating temperature of 180°C before onset of severe degradation. Finally, a state-of-the-art tripler efficiency of 21% for a W-band tripler has been demonstrated using planar 2x2-barrier HBV diodes (Chalmers MBE766).

millimetre wave source

frequency multiplier

HBV

reliability study

Author

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave and Terahertz Technology

Arezoo Emadi

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Josip Vukusic

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Tomas Bryllert

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Mahdad Sadeghi

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Nanofabrication Laboratory

Bue Frederic

Nicolas Vellas

Byron Alderman

4th ESA Workshop on Millimetre Wave Technology and Applications

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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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10/8/2017