A 100-GHz HBV frequency quintupler using microstrip elements
Journal article, 2004

A new quintupler concept using a heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV) has been fabricated and measured. The multiplier consists of a quartz circuit mounted in a full height crossed waveguide block, and hence uses a mixture of waveguide components and microstrip elements. The embedding impedance for the fundamental frequency is provided by tuneable backshorts, whereas conventional microstrip circuit elements are used for impedance matching for the third and fifth harmonic. This topology is highly suitable for monolithic integration, and a peak conversion efficiency of 4.9 % was measured at 102.5 GHz with an input power of 13 dBm.

heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV)

multiplier

sub-millimeter wave

Harmonic generation

quintupler.

Author

Arne Olsen

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Mattias Ingvarson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Byron Alderman

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

1531-1309 (ISSN)

Vol. 14 10 493-395

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/LMWC.2004.834578

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