Multiplier and Harmonic Generator Technologies for Terahertz Applications
Journal article, 2003

Harmonic generation based on frequency multipliers has proven to be the most successful and widely used solid-state technology for generating power at submillimeter wavelengths. Over the last several years, the development of new device technologies, implementation of innovative circuits, and application of advanced integrated-circuit processing techniques to frequency multiplier design have resulted in unprecedented levels of performance throughout the submillimeter-wave frequency band. This paper reviews the technological innovations, device options, circuit architectures, and fabrication technologies that have made harmonic generation such a successful approach to source development in the submillimeter spectrum.

Schottky diodes

frequency multipliers



harmonic generation


Robert M. Weikle II

University of Virginia

Thomas W. Crowe

University of Virginia

Erik Kollberg

Department of Microelectronics

International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems

0129-1564 (ISSN)

Vol. 13 2 429-456

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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