A broadband heterostructure barrier varactor tripler source
Paper in proceedings, 2010

We present the first demonstration of a broadband Heterostructure Barrier Varactor tripler, designed to cover a major part of the WR-8 waveguide band. The source comprises a waveguide housing, a six-barrier InP-HBV diode flip-chip mounted on an AlN microstrip filter circuit. The conversion loss 3-dB bandwidth was measured to 17 % at a center frequency of 112 GHz. The maximum output power was more than 15 mW for an input power of 300 mW. There are no mechanical tuners or DC-bias, which simplifies assembly and allows for ultra-compact design.

Frequency conversion

III-V semiconductors

millimeter wave diodes

varactors

Heterostructure Barrier Varactor (HBV)

terahertz sources

Author

Tomas Bryllert

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Josip Vukusic

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (MTT)

0149-645X (ISSN)

344-347

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/MWSYM.2010.5514735

ISBN

978-1-4244-6057-1

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Created

10/7/2017