High Efficiency and Broad-Band Operation of Monolithically Integrated W-Band HBV Frequency Tripler
Paper in proceedings, 2012

We report on a state-of-the-art monolithically integrated heterostructure barrier varactor (HBV) frequency tripler operating in the W-band frequency range. The device utilizes series connection of four HBV diode mesas, with total 12 barriers, and a cross section area of 700μm^2. The presented tripler withstands 800mW input power, while delivering 185mW of output power at 107GHz. The corresponding conversion efficiency was measured to be 23% and the circuit exhibited 15% 3-dB bandwidth.

varactors

heterostructure barrier varactors (HBVs)

power sources

frequency multipliers

millimeter wave diodes

III-V semiconductors

Author

Aleksandra Malko

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Tomas Bryllert

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Josip Vukusic

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

24th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, IPRM 2012, Univeristy of Califorania, Santa Barbara, 27 - 30 August 2012

1092-8669 (ISSN)

92-94

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Infrastructure

Nanofabrication Laboratory

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/ICIPRM.2012.6403327

ISBN

978-1-4673-1725-2

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Created

10/7/2017